Arsene Wenger has received backlashes from pundits and fans who have called for his resignation – the most vociferous Arsenal fan/shareholder on social media Piers Morgan has taken a swipe at Arsene Wenger for alluding that Kylian Mbappe, who is a target for the Gunners might be a tad too expensive.
Before the summer of 2013 in which Arsenal signed Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid for a club record fee, Wenger had been accused of being frugal with the transfer warchest of Arsenal. The French tactician was linked with the signing of several stars last term but he left it late to sign Mustafi and Perez, and ended spending less than the other top Premier League clubs.
Wenger is expected to tweak his squad with the signing of some players in the summer and Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe has been reportedly tabbed by Wenger earlier this year, according to ESPN. Mbappe, 18, has taken the world by storm with his meteoric rise to fame following his impressive performances for Monaco.
The French star who has scored 23 goals in all competitions this term, is attracting interest from Real Madrid and Barcelona. Wenger admitted that the player is under his watch but reckons that the North London outfit will be unable to sign the striker.
“Of course [we’re following him],” Wenger said. “It would be hypocritical and a lie to say we’re not following him. But he’s perhaps already in the category of clubs who perhaps have more financial potential than us.”
Wenger’s responds has not gone down very well with Arsenal Shareholder and fan Pier Morgan, who dropped the ball on Wenger over his money saving policy. Piers Morgan responded to a tweet by Arsenal fan TV about Wenger’s claim of the player being expensive.
I thought we could now afford to compete with anyone in transfer market? Wenger’s so full of crap. https://twitter.com/ArsenalFanTV/status/857526812750e098432 …