Arsenal’s chances were given a boost when the Frenchman said he would not be afraid to leave the Ligue 1 champions.
Mbappe said: “Why play less? I’ll have time to reflect on that and no, I’m not afraid to leave.
“The advice of [Deschamps] counts. That will not guide my choice, but it will count.
“I do not think I will go to his office to ask. But there’s plenty of time to think about all this. There are important matches for Frances.”
“Zidane the player made me dream and still makes me dream when I watch videos of him.
“The coach is completely different, he is a great coach who has quickly achieved results and continues to develop.”
While Manchester City chiefs have distanced themselves from a reported £113.5m offer for his services.