- Kylian Mbappe recently scored three goals against Barcelona in the Champions League
- Arsene Wenger has explained that the Gunners would have signed him for free years ago
- Real Madrid and Liverpool are said to be interested in signing Mbappe
Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has claimed that the Gunners could have signed Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe for free when he was in charge at the Emirates stadium.
Kylian Mbappe is the man of the moment after the Frenchman scored three goals against Barcelona in the Champions League round of 16 first leg encounter.
He becomes only the third player in history to score three goals against the Spanish giants in the Champions League.
Mbappe's current contract at Paris Saint-Germain will be expiring at the end of next season and the Frenchman has been linked with a move to the Premier League and Real Madrid.
During hid time as the manager of Arsenal, Arsene Wenger was known for his style of giving young players the chance to excel in his team.
The likes of Cesc Fabregas, Thierry Henry and Theo Walcott are among the players who got the chance to blow to the world under Wenger.
According to the report on Sky Sports, Arsene Wenger explained on Mbappe below.
"We can talk about Mbappe, I was at his home when he was undecided whether to extend his contract with Monaco.
"He could have come to Arsenal for free. I would say every club is full of histories like that. You go to Milan, to Manchester, Arsenal, Chelsea there are these kind of stories everywhere."
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how France international Kylian Mbappe stated clearly that he is happy at French club Paris Saint-Germain and he is not thinking about leaving the club anytime soon.
Kylian Mbappe is one of the best youngsters in the world considering his performances for Paris Saint-Germain since he joined the club from Monaco.
His impressive games for PSG in all competitions made him become a target for the likes of Real Madrid, Juventus and Liverpool.
On Tuesday night, February 16, Kylian Mbappe was in great form for PSG in the Champions League as he scored hat-trick which helped his club beat Barcelona at the Camp Nou.
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