Date: 2nd February 2017 at 7:40pm
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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted that he is keeping close tabs on France Under-19 international starlet Kylian Mbappe, according to the Mirror.

The Premier League side, who currently sit third in the English top-flight standings after suffering a 2-1 home defeat to the hands of Watford on Tuesday, have been linked with AS Monaco’s highly-rated forward.

The 18-year-old, who has netted seven times in 11 international caps for France’s Under-19 side, has scored six goals and provided seven assists in 19 appearances in all competitions for the Ligue 1 outfit so far this season.

Mbappe, who made his league debut back in December 2015 against Caen aged just 16, “could be another Thierry Henry,” according to Wenger.

He said, “He is not exactly Thierry Henry but it is true that he has similar qualities and the future and talent is similar.

“The potential is similar, after that if he has the same level of motivation, desire and intelligence that Thierry has, and the next two to three years will tell us that, then he can be very promising.

“He is a guy who is electric like Thierry was, can dribble, can pass and is efficient.”

Wenger added, “We follow him, we know him very well, and he is developing well.

“He extended his contract with Monaco last season and so it’s Monaco who is going to decide his future.

“He could be another Thierry Henry.”

 
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