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Kylian Mbappe flattered to be Compared with Thierry Henry

Arsenal transfer target Kylian Mbappe was flattered to be compared with former Gunners great Thierry Henry in a recent interview with Canal +.

The 18-year-old received plenty of plaudits for his performances last season as he bagged 26 goals for Monaco across all competitions. The teenager scored most of his goals in the second half of the campaign after he took advantage of an injury absence to skipper Radamel Falcao to make himself a regular in Leonardo Jardim’s team.

Mbappe has since not looked back while displaying Valere Germain, who used to be the striking partner for Falcao during the first half of the previous season. Arsenal, Real Madrid among others have been credited with an interest in the youngster, and this has earned the nickname of being the ‘new Thierry Henry’.

Speaking to Canal+, Mbappe was asked on what he felt about the comparison, and for this, he said: “It’s flattering to be compared to Henry, but as I said and I repeat: ‘everybody writes his story.’ Thierry has made his career and it was immense, I think it would not be fair to compare an 18-year-old who has not done anything yet.If I make a great career, I would not want to be compared to an 18-year-old who has not done anything yet.”

Mbappe appears to have made a perfect judgement on his abilities as he has yet to put up a showing in a bigger league. Former Monaco graduate Anthony Martial struggled in his second season at Manchester United last term, and there is no hiding that Mbappe could suffer a similar fate, should he rush through a big club move this summer. Mbappe lifted the French Ligue 1 title during his breakthrough season last term while also guiding Monaco to the final four of the Champion League.