Kylian Mbappe: Arsenal Legend Thierry Henry Weighs Into Mbappe’s PSG Exit Decision

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Reaction has continued to trail the call by Kylian Mbappe to leave Paris Saint-Germain in January, with Arsenal legend Thierry Henry weighing into the surprise decision by the French star.

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Thirry Henry advises Mbappe on PSG exit decision

Kylian Mbappe shocked pundits and fans alike when he asked to leave Paris Saint-Germain in January.

Mbappe was encircled in a myriad of conflicts and collisions after renewing his mega contract with PSG.

He clashed with Brazil, former Barcelona player, and PSG teammate Neymar.

The face-off between the two stars of the game crept into the media when they nearly slugged it out on the pitch.

In a French Ligue 1 game against Montpellier, they confronted each other on the pitch over who should take a second penalty.

Neymar went on to stoke the flames of conflict when he liked a social media post demanding that Kylian Mbappe should be stripped of penalty-taking role in the club.

There were also reports of dressing room brawls between the duo, further widening the rift between them.

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Apart from the face-off with Neymar, Kylian Mbappe had once complained of the restricted role he is being forced to play while at PSG.

Mbappe admitted that with the French national team, he feels more free and happy with how he plays for the team, unlike the situation at PSG.

Given the mega contract he signed with the club, his submissions were taken at face value without any deep consideration by pundits.

No one saw Mbappe’s decision to leave Parc des Princes in January coming, given PSG’s concessions while renewing his deal.

Against all conjectures and predictions, Mbappe has made up his mind to leave the Parisians, with top clubs in Europe ready to join the race to sign the French superstar.

Reactions have also trailed his decision to leave the Parisians after renewing contract.

Former Arsenal, Barcelona, and Premier League icon Thierry Henry has reacted to the development.

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Thierry Henry weighed in to the decision, offering some bits of advice to the youngster.

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On the restricted playing position at PSG, which Kylain Mbappe had complained about, Henry said sometimes, a player needs to play for the team and has to sacrifice his preferred position to do that.

Henry used his own story to back up his opinion. According to him, when he was at Barcelona, playing wide for the team was not his preferred role, but he had to do it because of the team.

Thierry Henry said that one need not refute the head coach if he asks you to do something. You have to do it since it is good for the team.

“I will use my own story”, Henry said. “I didn’t like to play out wide for Barca. I hated it. But I did it for the team. There is one rule. If the boss asks you to do something, you do it if it is good for the team.”

The decision by Kylian Mbappe came as a shock. Meanwhile, potential suitors are already in the queue to bid for the player come January.

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Mbappe has scored 8 French Ligue 1 and 4 Champions League goals for PSG so far this season.

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