‘Wenger Can Afford Mbappe’s Price’- Pires - 4 years ago

Arsenal legend, Robert Pires, has insisted that manager, Arsene Wenger can sanction a mega bid for Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe. The Gunners have been linked with the 18-year-old, who is expected to cost well above £100 million. But Pires says it will not be a problem, if Wenger thinks he is the right player. Pires, 43, who has been linked with a role as Sporting Director, also revealed he has a personal shortlist. “I have a long list. Mbappe, Alexandre Lacazette, Ousmane Dembele, Thomas Lemar – this is my list, be careful. I’m not the manager but I believe in Arsene Wenger for the new season and to spend a lot of money on players. He knows the market is very difficult this summer and he has a lot of work to do but I’m confident,” he said at Arsenal’s Puma home kit launch event in Kings Cross. “I’m always confident. When I talk about football and the Premier League I think everything is possible. Man United spent a lot of money for Paul Pogba last summer and I think Arsenal can spend a lot of money on one player like Mbappe. A lot of teams want Mbappe, like Madrid, but there will be a difficult fight for him.”

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