The issue is his age.
Wenger has spoken openly of his admiration for Mbappe, who is also wanted by PSG, Liverpool. Unless Monaco have roped off certain players while allowing others to leave, but that doesn't seem likely either. The goalkeeper will turn 36 next season and yet he remains one of Arsenal's best players.
Former Roma coach Luciano Spalletti, who took charge at Inter Milan this summer, is keen to raid his former club for Manchester United transfer target Radja Nainggolan.
Mbappe has also been linked with a move to Real Madrid, but Wenger expects him to stay in France for the time being. Monaco has for the ' Instant lost Bernardo Silva (undisputed holder) as well as Nabil Dirar and Valère Germain.
"It looks like that", Wenger told a post-match news conference after Arsenal's 3-1 win over Western Sydney Wanderers - the final game of their tour of Australia.
The second choice is in Spain, especially in the capital. As the media indicates, the player has already met the Iberian leaders to discuss his case. But despite rumors claiming the England winger could leave the Emirates this summer window, the Red north London club boss Arsene Wenger has "emphatically" denied such rumors. This is part of the reason why Monaco's asking price is so high. Today's stories feature the latest update on some of the major happenings in world football which may change the complexion of a few clubs.
Arsenal are determined to sign Thomas Lemar and have abandoned a world record bid for his Monaco team-mate Kylian Mbappe. Wenger has confirmed his interest in acquiring Mbappe but given the hefty price tag required to sign him the declaration could be perceived as an empty gesture.