Henry: Mbappe has a football brain

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has heaped praise on compatriot Kylian Mbappe and believes the Monaco youngster can go far in football.

Mbappe has turned heads with his performances for the Principality outfit this season and there is growing speculation about a potential move to a top European club.

The 18-year-old has also drawn comparisons to Henry, but the former Gunners striker wasn't interested in that and rather pointed out Mbappe's intelligence on the pitch as his main strength.

"I don't like comparing players. Mbappe has to become Mbappe. And that's all," the Sky Sports pundit told French TV channel Canal Plus.

"But my word, he is good. Ooh la la. I met him, and he gave me the impression that he has a good head on his shoulders. l really like watching him play. He thinks.

"There's a thing that annoys me sometimes. We talk about players, 'He's quick, he's strong, he can jump high'. We never talk about players' brains and that annoys me.

"When I watch him dribble, he's thinking. He thinks when he plays and that for me is the most important thing in a player. He thinks. He uses his brain.

"Yes, he's quick, but he's thinking and that is the sign of a kid who can go a long way in the game."