Why would Mbappe really consider Arsenal?

The AS Monaco wonderkid, Kylian Mbappe is making waves across Europe both in Ligue 1 and in the Champions League. With 23 goals so far this term for the 18 year old, the interest is really hotting up for the Frenchman and he’s being watched by a number of top European sides.

The likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona are obviously favourites for the player, given their keenness to recruit the best young talent around and they are not exactly short of money. Manchester City, Chelsea, United and Arsenal also remain reportedly in the loop, but realistically what are the chances of Arsenal standing up next to some of those clubs, both financially and in terms of success.

After Monaco crashed out of the semi final stage of the Champions League last night, despite another goal from Mbappe, all eyes were on the teenager to see where his future may lie for next season. Monaco are very unlikely to hold into the star man because despite probably not needing the cash, how can they resist offers in the £60 million plus range like it is being reported. Furthermore, Mbappe is likely to desire a move away to a top European club where he can challenge both domestically and in Europe (although Monaco have given that a decent shot this season.)
After the match, Mbappe was questioned about his future, to which he replied: ‘I will have time to consider opportunities. We will look at everything that needs to be looked at after Ligue 1.’

Mbappe is therefore likely to consider all of his options, one of which may be from Arsenal. Arsene Wenger has a known interest in the player and he has previously been compared to the Gunners great Thierry Henry. However I maintain the thought that realistically, with Arsenal standing up against the likes of Madrid, Chelsea, City and Barcelona, what are the chances of the Europe’s most talented young striker picking the Emirates. First of all Arsenal do not even have the financial willingness to really pull of a £60 million plus deal for the player. The club of course has that sort of money to spend, but we won’t get involved in the bidding war that is likely to start this summer.

In addition to that, Arsenal have again proven this season we still aren’t ready to challenge in neither the domestic or European fronts and although a striker like Mbappe may change that, the 18 year old isn’t going to take a punt of that happening.

I remember last summer there were a few reports of Arsenal being linked with Mbappe and a fee of around £20 million was being mentioned I believe. There were a few people sceptical of the idea and it was largely because the player hadn’t risen to prominence yet. However what we would do to rewind to that report and out a £20 million bid in now for the player.



  1. gotanidea says:

    In other top European teams, like Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester City, Chelsea and Bayern Muenchen, he would be a hot prospect only, due to his young age. He would have to face tough competition there. Whereas in Arsenal he could be their main attacker and Arsenal is famous for utilizing their young players. I wish he could consider moving to Arsenal.

    1. bran99 says:

      and win what exactly? 4ht trophy? or celebrate st. toteringham day? he could consider Arsenal but who would folk out that amount of money for him? we missed on some class players due to stinginess, 1m, 2m or 3m made us miss on very good world class players, his price tag is a repelant enough

      1. gotanidea says:

        Some young players in Arsenal seem okay with Arsenal’s “achievements” so far. Maybe because they see Arsenal as a stepping stone to hone their skills, get more first team experience and increase their price tags.

        If Mbappe is really available in the range of twenty millions, Arsenal should chase him.

        1. bran99 says:

          yes, Arsenal is a stepping stone, then players go on to win trophies elsewhere. that’s our norm, we are used to it.. Mbappe’s price is over the top, not 20m

        2. Tony says:

          U just pointed the gun at yourself with your comment(s). if you really updated you will know that mbappe’s price tag is far more than 20million and do you also think it’s only your club that act as “stepping stone” for young talents?…things have changed man

    2. The real Robin Vanpayslip says:

      I doubt it. He would be second choice to Giroud.

  2. frustrated gunner says:

    solid question

  3. Yossarian says:

    I just hope Arsene doesn’t make a half-hearted cheapo failed-bid, then in September we get told told…

    “I almost signed him”
    “There wasn’t anybody else”
    “We still have Lucas Perez, that’s like a new signing”

    (Nothing against Perez, but he’s probably not the world-class striker that everybody knows we need)

  4. chris says:

    Why on earth would a top player want to sign for Wenger’s Arsenal ? It would not be for the highest wage nor for much prospect of winning trophies. Plus Wenger might have dreams of converting him to play in a different position which is how he has ruined other players.

  5. Nebsy says:

    New Wenger song:

    Arsene was a steppin’ stone. Whoever he brought, found a new home.
    But will he have left? Oh, dear lord, that’s what we hope.

  6. Goonergaz59 says:

    Watched him a few times recently and see exactly why he is said to look like the next Thierry Henry by his style of play.

  7. thomas matiko says:

    I actually wonder why Wenger is not interest in the best players. currently he is not playing iwobi. reason known to himself. but what I have come to know is that Wenger is arsenal n arsenal is Wenger 4 the rest of his life. there is nothing the board or fans will do.me, I may say or suggest that he puts the money he doesn’t want 2 use in the pitch 2 play n got what he wants

  8. Tatek Girma says:

    Is there any body who can help me in pronouncing the name of “Mbappe”. Is it Mappe or Bappe?

    1. Bermy Ras says:

      It’s pronounced M bappe, sounding out the M

      1. sanmi.marvellous says:

        Mbappe is pronounced ”hoon -ba -pay”

  9. Fatboy Gooney says:

    He will cost 100 million euros and he wants to work under his hero Zidane, Real Madrid have already had talks with the players parents, who are his agent and furthermore Madrid have made him their number one target for this summers transfer window…. Next ?

  10. Yossarian says:

    I agree with Fatboy. Mbappe is one of the most sought-after players in Europe at the moment. When was the last time Arsenal signed one of those?

    Why would Mbappe really consider joining Arsenal?

    Simple. He wouldn’t.

  11. JPS_AFC1 says:

    We will probably end up with Loic Remy or Demba Back or Seydou Doumbia or Hulk or someone like that. Mbappe, Lukaku, Aubamayang, Lacazette and Griezmann will end up with a club that has ambition. Sanchez will leave and the deluded one will replace him with one off them up the top cause that’s what he does these days. What has happened to this man

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