Thierry Henry comments on reported Arsenal transfer target

Thierry Henry gives his take on reported Arsenal transfer target Kylian Mbappe

Thierry Henry has revealed that he is a big admirer of reported Arsenal transfer target Kylian Mbappe.

With the summer transfer window drawing ever nearer, there is bound to be plenty of speculation linking Arsenal with a host of new players.

France Under-19 international Mbappe has been linked with a possible switch to Arsenal as Arsene Wenger ponders a move for the 18-year-old.

The teenager has been in good form so far this season and has scored seven goals in 18 league games for Monaco.

Henry has lifted the lid on how he recently met the youngster and explained that he was impressed by Mbappe’s attitude and work-rate.

Writing in his column for The Sun, Henry said: “I’ve met Mbappe and he’s a nice lad with a good head on his shoulders.

“He is very respectful and quite quiet. But give him the ball and he talks and he isn’t very nice anymore!

“He is determined and never gives up.

“He is the talk of the town and has so much talent.

“He has skills, goals, assists. He can do what he wants with the ball.

“I know people have called him ‘the new Thierry Henry’ but I don’t like those tags. He needs to be him and just be the best he can be.”

Arsenal are currently gearing up for their FA Cup fifth-round clash against Sutton United on Monday night.

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The Gunners are bidding to get back to winning ways after the disappointment of their 5-1 thrashing at the hands of Bayern Munich in the Champions League last week.

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