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Kylian Mbappe has paid the ultimate tribute to Arsene Wenger after naming the former Arsenal manager as the coach of his dreams. Wenger called time on his 22-year reign at Arsenal at the end of last season and walked away with three Premier League titles plus a record seven FA Cup trophies. Before his departure, Wenger had tried to sign Mbappe and even visited the 19-year-old at his home in France to put forward Arsenal’s proposal. Mbappe, who is currently preparing for France’s World Cup campaign, ended up joining Paris Saint-Germain and his chances of joining the Gunners are now slim. Speaking on Canal+ show Au Tableau, Mbappe was asked to name the coach of his dreams.
And the France striker named Wenger. ‘He is French, he had a great career, and in addition he is free as he has just left Arsenal,’ he said. Wenger is yet to find a new role after leaving Arsenal but his former player Bacary Sagna believes the 68-year-old will not manage France’s national team after Didier Deschamps.
‘I don’t think he will be the France national team manager one day because he wants to be part [of the game] every single day in what he is doing,’ Sagna told ESPN. ‘There’s only some momentum with the French national team and for him it’s not enough. I think he will try to get a team [a club]. ‘After being such an important man in the football world, such a big manager and having so much influence on so many players, he can’t stay away from the pitch.’