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PSG assured of Mbappe’s availability in Atalanta clash

Kylian Mbappe, Paris Saint-Germain
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Arsene Wenger has a positive feeling that Kylian Mbappe will return in time for Paris Saint-Germain’s upcoming Champions League match.

Paris Saint-Germain fans were heartbroken to see Kylian Mbappe hobble off the pitch during the Coupe de France final last week.

Following a reckless tackle by Loic Perrin, Mbappe immediately crumpled to the turf with hands on his ankle. After being replaced, he was seen walking with the support of crutches.

Thomas Tuchel then insisted that he was ‘worried’ about the young forward’s injury, hinting that the ankle sprain could be a lot worse than expected.

PSG later released a medical report which estimated his recovery time to be around three weeks, essentially ruling him out of the Champions League quarter-final against Atalanta.

A compatriot of Mbappe’s, however, is ‘practically sure’ over his availability for the match on August 12.

“Kylian is very important and I’m sure he will try to play. I saw what happened to him. I think he will play, and I think he is convinced of that too,” Arsene Wenger Europe 1.

“Something tells me that and I am used to watching top athletes when they are really seriously injured. I think that there is a form of confidence, by observing it well.

“I am practically sure that he will play against Atalanta. Mbappe, I believe in him enormously.”