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Arsenal receive major boost in Kylian Mbappe chase 0

Posted on June 22, 2017 by Milos Markovic

With Arsenal preparing for the summer transfer window fresh sign of hope in Wenger’s attempts to land the highly-rated AS Monaco teenager Kylian Mbappe has appeared.

Speaking to the French media outlet Le Parisien, a relative of the 18-year-old forward has opened up on Mbappe’s plans for the future, claiming that AS Monaco starlet could join Arsenal.

Mbappe has emerged as one of the hottest property in world football following his scintillating displays for Ligue 1 champions last season during which he scored 26 goals and recorded 14 assists.

Emmanuel Petit says he wants to see Mbappe at the Emirates next season 0

Posted on June 16, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Former Arsenal midfielder and football pundit Emmanuel Petit is hoping AS Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe will join Arsenal this summer. The French international has enjoyed a standout campaign at the Stade Louis II and is coveted by a number of clubs in Europe – Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester City and Real Madrid.

Scoring 15 goals in 17 Ligue 1 starts for Monaco last season, having led the club to the title and Champions League semi-final. He’s one of many players expected to leave in the next 12 months and Petit hopes Arsenal are the beneficiary. “Mbappe is the leader of this generation,” he said on talkSPORT, reports the Daily Star.

Arsenal likely to lose out to Real Madrid for Mbappe 0

Posted on June 14, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

AS Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe reportedly has his heart set on a move to Real Madrid, after recently revealing Los Blancos have been interested in him for many years, the Daily Mail reports. Mbappe admitted Real made an approach when he was 14, but said his future will be decided by his family as well as himself.

“We’re going to go away with the family and we’ll think about what’s going to happen. We have to sort it out, see what happens with the club too, because I’m under contract with a club, I’m not free. We’ll see what’s happening,” he said. Kylian Mbappe is 3/1 to join Arsenal this summer but the financial power of Real might be a deciding factor.

Arsenal submit mega-money offer for Kylian Mbappe 1

Posted on June 02, 2017 by Milos Markovic

If reports from usually reliable French media outlet L’Equipe are to be believed in, Arsene Wenger has apparently prepared to make a strong statement of intent.

Arsenal have reportedly offered £90 million for AS Monaco hot talent Kylian Mbappe, who burst onto the stage this season with his impressive performances for the French champions.

The 18-year-old French forward quickly emerged as one of the hottest prospects in world football after an impressive campaign with the Principality club during which he netted 26 goals and provided 8 assists in 45 competitive appearances.

Arsenal-target Mbappe to snub the Premier League in favour of Real Madrid move 0

Posted on May 31, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

AS Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe looks set for a move to La Liga champions Real Madrid after turning down interest from Premier League duo Arsenal and Manchester City this summer. The French centre-forward has enjoyed a standout campaign in Ligue 1, helping his side to the title, and has been the subject of interest from a host of clubs.

According to the Metro, Real Madrid have won the race to sign Mbappe after Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola failed to convince the teenager to come to the Etihad Stadium. The Monaco striker’s preference has always been Real Madrid but he’s also mindful about how much game time he will be afforded.

Arsenal rekindle interest in AS Monaco ace 0

Posted on May 11, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Now before we get overly excited and enthusiastic, it needs to be pointed out that it is not Kylian Mbappe.

Arsene Wenger revealed Gunners are interested in the 18-year-old hot-shot but that Mbappe is well out of Arsenal’s reach so any hopes we might have of seeing Henry’s heir come to Emirates are dead in the water.

Fortunately, AS Monaco is tightly packed with all sorts of exciting talents and it is now believed that the Gunners boss has already made on of the Principality club players his top summer targets.

Arsene Wenger confirms Kylian Mbappe interest 0

Posted on April 27, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed North London club are watching AS Monaco star Kylian Mbappe.

The 18-year-old France international forward has burst onto the scene this season making his presence known with impressive performances for AS Monaco both in Ligue 1 and the Champions League.

Highly-rated youngster is touted as one of the biggest prospect in European football and is expected to be at the centre of interest from Europe’s biggest clubs this summer who are expected to come knocking at AS Monaco’s door.

Arsenal-target Djibril Sidibe signs for AS Monaco 0

Posted on July 08, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

France full-back Djibril Sidibe has snubbed Arsenal to sign a five-year deal for AS Monaco. Arsenal looked set to sign the 23-year-old, but the former Lille defender may well have opted for the promise of regular first-team football and wages reflecting that.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been keen to sound out a long-term replacement for Nacho Monreal, who turns 31 in February, with Kieran Gibbs continuing to be on the periphery, and the versatile Sidibe looked the ideal candidate. Arsenal have also wanted cover at right-back with Mathieu Debuchy available for sale.

Arsenal still interested in Monaco’s Geoffrey Kondogbia 0

Posted on June 17, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Despite Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger suggesting the club weren’t going to spend big on summer acquisitions, AS Monaco midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia is still said to be a target for the Gunners. With an ageing midfield likely to be depleted in the next 12 months, Arsenal need to find long-term replacements, and Kondogbia has shown he’d be a shrewd signing.

The 22-year-old most notably shone against Arsenal when the Londoners and AS Monaco locked horns in the Champions League last season. Kondogbia was a standout performer as the French club earned an impressive win in the last-16 first leg at the Emirates, before eliminating Arsenal on aggregate.

Wenger admits Monaco elimination is Arsenal’s most disappointing Champions League exit 0

Posted on March 19, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admitted he was most disappointed to have been eliminated from the Champions League last-16 against AS Monaco much more than any of their last five exits in Europe. In the past, the Gunners have fallen short to the likes of AC Milan, Bayern Munich and Barcelona, but this time round they were drawn against AS Monaco of the French Ligue 1.

Many felt their place in the quarter-finals was already confirmed, and such complacency eventually saw the Londoners humbled over two legs. Arsenal put in a valiant second-half display against their French counterparts, but were out of the competition on away goals, which their long-serving manager admits is the worst exit out of the bunch.

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