Arsene Wenger has heaped praise on Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe, hailing him as 'the new Pele'.
The 18-year-old's strike prompted Wenger to reiterate his belief in the extraordinary promise of Mbappe, who the Arsenal boss revealed he was close to signing for the north London club last summer.
"I think he is exceptionally intelligent, he has an exceptional character, and exceptional belief," he told beIN Sports. "I say to my friends: 'Mbappe is the new Pele'.
"He can become the best player in the world, because he as well has the charisma, the character, the belief.
"You never think you're speaking to an 18-year-old when you speak to him.
"He always gives you the impression when he gets the ball that something special can happen."
Mbappe struck 26 goals in all competitions last season as the focal point of Leonardo Jardim's Monaco side.