Arsene Wenger Expects Big Things from Mbappe

Kylian Mbappe is set to leave his mark on French football, and no one knows that better than former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. The two men spoke about similarities in their playing styles and habits on the pitch. Wenger admits that Mbappe adapts well to different situations and can make choices in the heat of the moment. “Yes, there are a lot of similarities,” Wenger said.

“Thierry also played on the left when he started; he also liked to open his foot in front of goal".


But I note that Kylian, as he did on his first goal against Poland, is adapting to the fact that the goalkeepers are anticipating the open side to shoot the closed side. As with all great players, you have the impression that it’s easy for him to play football and that he decides a bit when he will make a difference. As per Arsene Wenger, Mbappe has the potential to be a more prominent French legend than Henry, considering the young forward cannot only win a second World Cup but also do it in back-to-back fashion.

Arsene Wenger is a football manager, who has been in the industry since Arsenal won the league title in 1992. He has managed the club ever since, and currently has an overall win percentage of 91%. Wenger's first major role was as a player at Nancy in 1974-75. He led Arsenal to their first-ever Premier League title in 1998-99 and they are second in 2001-02. Since then, Wenger has won three more Premier League titles (2005-06 through 2007-08), four FA Cups (2002-03 through 2005-06), two League Cups (2001 and 2014), four Community Shields (1998 through 2012), one UEFA Champions League (1997), one Intertoto Cup (2000) and one UEFA Super Cup (2016).