Three Alternatives For Kylian Mbappe Who Arsenal Can Consider
Why Mbappe when there are better options? Remember when a certain kid from Santos, ‘Neymar da Silva Santos Junior’ received a bid from almost all European Superpowers? Or when a Martin Odegaard flirted with almost every European club, visiting their clubs and training facilities before signing for Real Madrid? Or when an unproven championship winger Wilfried Zaha was a subject of some serious bidding war between some big English clubs? It is safe to say that only one of these 3 gambles have paid rich dividends so far.
The next teenage sensation who has joined this ever-growing list of expensive gambles is Kylian Mbappe. He is probably the 2667th player to be labelled as the next Henry and is even subject to a rumoured £87m bid by Arsenal. But is he the player Arsenal need? Will they outbid the other financial superpowers of Europe? Will he have the maturity to lead the line for Arsenal and prove his price tag in the supercritical premier league? The answer could be a yes but is still a huge gamble for a manager who is hungry for success in what could be his final two years at the helm. Here are 3 realistic targets for Arsenal who offer more reliability than Mbappe.
1. Alexandre Lacazette
French, pacey, confident, decorated in Ligue1, yet to be proven on bigger stages – Lacazatte has one too many similarities to Mbappe. The two things that Lacazatte offers more than Mbappe are consistency and reliability. While Mbappe is the new kid on the block, Laca has been quietly consistent in Ligue1. Lacazatte has scored more than 90 goals for Lyon in the last 3 seasons. He would be looking for a new challenge and it is a good time for Arsene to poach his compatriot to London. Lyon are resigned to losing him this season and a decent bid should see him wearing red and white next season.