It’s already universally accepted that Kylian Mbappe is one of the best players in the world at just 20-years-old.
But would you have been able to predict that before Mbappe’s break into the Monaco first team?
Ex-Arsenal man and fellow countryman Arsene Wenger was already aware of Mbappe’s soon to be meteoric rise to become one of the best in the world.
Speaking on the red carpet at the Laureus Sports Awards, Wenger said:
“The first time I saw Mbappe I thought that we had a Pele in France.”
Arsene Wenger tried to sign Kylian Mbappe for Arsenal in 2017.
Mbappe said to French Football (via Metro) about the deal and Wenger:
If Wenger could have twisted Mbappe’s arm we could have had one of the best players in the world playing at The Emirates.