Vieira: Mbappe has potential to match Henry

Monaco’s rising star Kylian Mbappe has drawn more plaudits, with former Arsenal midfielder Patrick Vieira comparing him to French legend Thierry Henry.

Henry, Arsenal’s all-time leading goal scorer, started his career at Monaco as well, and his former Gunners teammate Vieira believes if Mbappe continues to improve he may get to Henry’s level eventually.

Mbappe has been turning heads with his dynamic performances at the Red and Whites this season, helping them reach the top of Ligue 1 and the Champions League quarter-finals.

“We know what Thierry achieved in his career,” Vieira told Copa90. “To say that this boy would be better than Thierry, I’m not going to put my house on it.

“Thierry was one of the best, if not the best. He was unbelievable.

“We’re talking about this boy Mbappe, he’s got the potential, no doubt about it.

“But it’s about how he will keep developing his potential and how he’s going to be playing. But he looks good.”

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