Arsene Wenger is an admirer of Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe
The 18-year-old made his Ligue 1 debut two years ago and has emerged as a regular in the first-team this season, scoring six goals in 19 games.
And Wenger has revealed he attempted to sign the France Under-19 international at Arsenal last season, only to be turned down.
Wenger compared Mbappe to Arsenal legend Thierry Henry, who also started his senior career at Monaco.
Mbappe become Monaco's youngest goalscorer at the age of 17, a record previously held by Henry.
The Gunners boss said: "He has similarities to Thierry, has huge talent, plays for Monaco like Thierry.
"But after that what makes a career is the mental aspect Thierry had, this young boy has to show that now.
"We wanted him last season but he decided to stay where he was."