- Latest Arsenal News – French starlet Kylian Mbappe has revealed his desire of playing under Arsene Wenger
- Mbappe was close to joining Arsenal before moving to PSG last summer
France and Paris Saint Germain starlet Kylian Mbappe has revealed his dream of playing under one of the Premier League’s greatest ever managers some day. In heartwarming latest Arsenal news, the 19-year-old paid the ultimate tribute to Arsene Wenger and named the former Arsenal boss as the manager of his dreams.
Wenger, who called time on his 22-year reign at Arsenal at the end of 2017/18 season, had tried to sign Mbappe and bring him to the Premier League. He even visited the 19-year-old at his home in France to put forward his proposal. The youngster ended up moving from Monaco to PSG and his chances of joining the Gunners are now slim.
Speaking to French outlet Canal+ show Au Tableau, Mbappe revealed the coach of his dreams and he instantly named Wenger.
“Arsene Wenger is my dream manager” – Kylian Mbappe
“I dream of being managed by Arsene Wenger,” he said. “He is French, he’s had a great career & now he is free because he has left Arsenal.“
Kylian Mbappé on @C8TV: "I dream of being managed by Arsène Wenger. He is French, he's had a great career & now he is free because he has left Arsenal."
— Get French Football (@GFFN) June 14, 2018
While Mbappe is preparing for his team’s World Cup run in Russia, Wenger is yet to announce his next move after calling time on his Arsenal career. There were reports which suggested that he might be in line to replace Didier Deschamps in the France hotseat after the World Cup.
“Wenger won’t manager France” – Bacary Sagna
However, former France and Arsenal full-back Bacary Sagna believes that seeing the 68-year-old at the helm of Les Blues remains an unlikely event.
“I don’t think he will be the France national team manager one day because he wants to be part [of the game] every single day in what he is doing,” Sagna said.
“There’s only some momentum with the French national team and for him it’s not enough. I think he will try to get a team (a club]). After being such an important man in the football world, such a big manager and having so much influence on so many players, he can’t stay away from the pitch.”
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