Robert Pires, not for the first time, has backed Arsenal’s pursuit of Kylian Mbappe, saying that the money English clubs have makes anything possible.
The Arsenal legend was speaking at this morning’s kit launch, and said that he believes the 18 year old Monaco forward is a legitimate target for the Gunners.
Back in April, he said, “I do think Arsenal will sign him.
“The problem is how much. Mbappe has the potential to play for Arsenal and Wenger is the right manager to manage him.
“Monaco and Arsenal are very similar in clubs, so it won’t be much of a transition.”
And this time around he’s urging Arsene Wenger to splash the cash on the most exciting young striker in Europe.
“Mbappe is a great player who has good potential,” he said.
“Of course he is very expensive but now in the UK anything is possible. The most important thing is to keep Sanchez and Ozil and if they buy Lacazette and Mbappe.
“Arsenal can do both – they can extend the contracts of Sanchez and Ozil and why not buy two or three players?”
The Lyon forward has been strongly linked with Arsenal again this summer, and Pires also has his eye on Dortmund’s Ousmane Dembele.
“Lacazette is a great player,” he said, “and I love Ousmane Dembele at Dortmund, too.”
It remains to be seen which of the striking options, if any, Arsenal will attract this summer, but there are certainly decisions to be made.
For extra reading, check out Puma’s misjudged press release from this morning.