By Will Butcher
Arsenal fans are desperate to see their club make a summer move to sign Monaco wonderkid Kylian Mbappe after he scored against Manchester City in the Champions League.
Mbappe, 18, scored his 17th goal of the season for the Ligue 1 leaders during his side’s 3-1 win over Pep Guardiola’s City, which saw the Premier League side crash out of the competition.
Manager Arsene Wenger admitted to the Daily Mail that he made an approach for the French wonderkid last season, and could look to reignite that interest in the summer.
The Gunners could look to boost their attacking options ahead of the 2017-18 campaign, as they sit 16 points behind league leaders Chelsea and outside the Premier League’s top four.
With doubts surrounding the future of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil who have just over a year left on their current contracts with the Gunners, Mbappe could be targeted by Arsenal.
Arsenal fans took to Twitter to urge their club into exploring the possibility of signing teenage sensation Mbappe, as he shone in front of the television cameras for a second time against City.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Mbappe! ???????? sign the ting #AFC
— Laurence Brown (@lozmachine) March 15, 2017
I would love Mbappé at Arsenal, his playing style so in tune with ours… well a girl can dream ????#afc
— linda ????????⚽️ (@girlgooner) March 15, 2017
— Khumbudzo (@Khumbu_M) March 15, 2017
Mbappe and silva in, Alexis and Ozil out ? #afc
— XöN11 (@r_xon) March 15, 2017
OH YEH, Get in Monaco. Knew they'd put up a fight. If Arsenal don't sign Mbappe i am going to have a nervous breakdown. Plz sign him #AFC !
— Ismail Mostafa (@isher92) March 15, 2017
— Daniel Forman (@dannyforman) March 15, 2017
— Anthony Rock (@AnthonySPRock) March 15, 2017
— Ⓜ️axwell (@maxwellf17) March 15, 2017
As well as scoring 17 goals in his 30 league and cup outings for Monaco, 11-time France Under-19 international Mbappe has also laid on 10 goals in assists for Leonardo Jardim’s side.
In other Arsenal transfer news, Paul Merson is desperate to see his old side sign this La Liga sensation in the summer.