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Kylian Mbappé on Unai Emery: “I have a lot of respect for this man.”

Speaking in an interview with France Football after winning the inaugural Trophée Kopa, PSG attacker Kylian Mbappé had warm words for both Unai Emery and Arsène Wenger.

On Unai Emery:

I do not forget that he helped me adapt to this big team, which was not easy. I have a lot of respect for this man even if he did it not succeed in Paris. He won titles before and I hope he wins them again after. I sent him a congratulatory message when he signed for Arsenal, and now, I am following from afar.

On Arsène Wenger:

He is a real French football monument who has left Arsenal. I have not seen many people in this world being viewed in such a unanimous way. When the entirety of Europe gets on its knees in front of him to celebrate him, that certainly means something. A little while ago, before I signed for PSG, we were in contact in 2017. I chose a different direction but he wasn’t annoyed at me. He was a gentleman about it and wished me good luck.

 

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