By Toyin Akiode
Arsenal’s ambition in the wake of the surprise win in the Emirates FA Cup final over Chelsea has gone sky high as rumour of a move for sensational teenage striking sensation, Kylian Mbapperefuses to go away.
In a light hearted report monitored in the Guardian, L’Equipe France most influential sporting paper announced that Arsenal have joined Real Madrid and Manchester City in pursuing the teenage striker. Not only that, the Gunners actually went as far to submit a reasonable-in-football-terms bid of “around €100m”, which is worth £87m at the time of writing.
Wenger will seek to entice Mbappé by assuring him that not only will he get regular action at Arsenal but the whole team will be built around him.
That team will presumably include Alexis Sánchez and Mesut Özil, who have reportedly been told of Arsenal’s summer targets and been suitably impressed. Of course, they’ve probably also been told that the team will be built around them but, hey, that’s just one of those things that managers sometimes have to say.
Fingers crossed but Mbappe to Arsenal sounds like one of the stuffs Hollywood came from!
Meanwhile Andy Warren of Daily online reports that Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo has confirmed his adventure with the Gunners has come to an end.
The French forward moved to London from Auxerre in 2013 but in that time managed just 20 appearances and only one goal, against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League in November 2014, before being deemed surplus to requirement.
He has been linked with a possible move to Serie A, with Genoa said to be interested, having now returned to fitness having spent seven months on the sidelines with a calf problem.