Former Spurs and Sunderland striker Darren Bent has revealed that he would take Gabriel Jesus over PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe right now at Arsenal.
Mbappe has been in the headlines again this week, this time due to wanting a move away from the French capital after feeling betrayed by the Club’s hierarchy.
The player feels that the Club haven’t fulfilled the promises made to Mbappe after he signed a new three-year-deal in May this year.
Mbappe’s relationship with both the Club’s board and players seems to be under severe strain, with reports suggesting that former El Clasico rivals Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos have grown closer due to their mutual dislike of the French World Cup winner.
The 23-year-old is proving to be a very divisive character in the PSG dressing room, falling out with many teammates including Neymar, who’s been involved in a spat with the Frenchman since the start of the campaign.
Former England international striker Darren Bent spoke about Mbappe’s antics and how he wouldn’t replace Arsenal striker Gabriel Jesus with the former Monaco star.
“Mbappe comes with a lot of baggage… there always seems to be something,” Bent said on talkSPORT.
“Look at Haaland who’s a superstar of world football, he comes with no baggage. Gets the deal done, you never hear any stories about him, he seems like the model professional.
“Whenever we talk about Mbappe he’s always upset about something or he’s fallen out with somebody or him and Poch didn’t have a good relationship. There’s all this kind of nonsense.
“He was unhappy last year, he wanted to go to Real Madrid on a free. That didn’t happen and now he’s signed his bumper contract and now again he’s not happy.
“I’ve got no doubt Mbappe is a phenomenal player but do you want that coming into your dressing room and upsetting it?”
When questioned if he would rather have Mbappe over Jesus, Arsenal fan Bent replied: “Right now? No. I like what Jesus is doing.
“I’m not saying Mbappe isn’t a better player, because he is. But Arsenal are currently top of the Premier League table.”
Mbappe is said to be actively looking for a move away from the Parc des Princes. However, PSG are adamant he won’t be sold in January, with the Club setting a mammoth £350million price tag on the player.