Robert Pires claims Arsenal will definitely sign Kylian Mbappe

Robert Pires backs Arsenal to win the race to sign Kylian Mbappe from Monaco this summer

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Arsenal legend Robert Pires Photo: Tag Heuer

Robert Pires is convinced that Arsenal will sign Kylian Mbappe from Monaco this summer.

The French starlet has earned a reputation as one of European football’s most exciting young talents and has been linked with a move to the Premier League in recent months.

Manchester United have been touted as a possible destination for Mbappe in the summer transfer window.

But Pires feels that Arsenal will definitely sign Mbappe from Monaco, and that the only issue to overcome is the transfer fee.

Speaking in an interview with bwin, Arsenal legend Pires said: “I do think Arsenal will sign him. The problem is how much.

“Mbappe has the potential to play for Arsenal and [Arsene] Wenger is the right manager to manage him. Monaco and Arsenal are very similar in clubs, so it won’t be much of a transition.”

Mbappe has been in superb form for Monaco this season and has scored 13 goals and made five assists in the French league this term. He has also netted five times in the Champions League.

Arsenal are currently preparing for their crunch north London derby showdown with Tottenham at White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon.

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The Gunners are fifth in the Premier League table as they chase Champions League qualification this season.

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