Kylian Mbappe Lottin – AS Monaco
Promising youth talent from Ligue 1 is an area of the transfer market that Arsene Wenger has almost always kept close tabs on, and Arsenal’s manager could secure one of the French first division’s best with AS Monaco forward Kylian Mbappe.
The 18-year-old has contributed greatly to Monaco’s rise back to the top of the league table, scoring 15 goals across all competitions this season.
Able to play in a variety of positions along the front-line, Mbappe brings electric pace and a creative touch to any attack. Often compared to the great Thierry Henry, the youngster caused fits for Manchester City’s defence when the two sides met in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.
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Mbappe’s ability to play out wide, as a striker or in a centre-forward role opens up a myriad of options for the Arsenal attack. And at such a young age, the room for development and improvement from the player is an aspect of his game that makes for an incredibly bright future.
With the focal point of the Gunners’ attack seemingly ready for a change, the summer signing of Kylian Mbappe is an intelligent place to begin.