Mbappe ‘barely considered’ Gunners’ move

Kylian Mbappe ‘barely considered’ joining Arsenal for a brutal reason – despite meeting with Arsene Wenger.

The French superstar, 24, burst on to the scene with Monaco, breaking into the first team as a 16-year-old in December 2015.

Compatriot Wenger visited the teenager at his home to try and seal a deal in 2016.

But after unsuccessfully landing the rising star, Wenger made another attempt a year later.

However, L’Equipe state Mbappe gave a switch to the Emirates very little thought.

That is because Arsenal failed to qualify for the 2017-18 Champions League.

Mbappe said in 2018 upon joining PSG permanently: “I met with Arsene Wenger, who is a great coach.

“He has a great reputation here in France, he’s well-respected and knows how to develop young players. This was a real option for me.

“I dream of being managed by Arsene Wenger. He is French, he’s had a great career and now he is free because he has left Arsenal.

“We weighed up the advantages and disadvantages of all the clubs but my family told me it had to be my decision and one I needed to make.

“It also had to be a long-term decision. So it was up to me and I decided to come here in order to develop.”

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