Unai Emery must be getting used to having most of the Arsenal squad in training during the international breaks, but we have now heard that, despite being left out of Didier Deschamps original France squad, Alexandre Lacazette has now been called up to replace Anthony Martial, who has pulled out with an abductor injury. Man United have also pulled out Paul Pogba out of the squad to face Holland and Uruguay.
The annoying thing is that Lacazette may not even get to play, as Deschamps also has Olivier Giroud, Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembele available and who were all picked ahead of the Arsenal striker by Deschamps.
So what do you think? Is it good for Lacazette to get a chance to represent his country again? Or is it bad for Arsenal that he can’t relax and continue his training with Unai Emery?
BREAKING NEWS! Lacazette pulls out of France Squad!
A tweet from France’s official Twitter account said: ‘Alexandre Lacazette will not be able to feature. This decision was made following an exchange between Dr Franck Le Gall and his Arsenal counterparts,’
Well that is a turn up for the books. Has he given up on international football then? But good news for Arsenal!
FULL FRANCE SQUAD
Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur), Steve Mandanda (Marseille), Alphonse Areola (Paris Saint-Germain)
Defenders: Djibril Sidibe (AS Monaco), Benjamin Pavard (VfB Stuttgart), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid), Presnel Kimpembe (Paris Saint-Germain), Lucas Digne (Everton), Mamadou Sakho (Crystal Palace), Benjamin Mendy (Manchester City), Adil Rami (Marseille)
Midfielders: Paul Pogba (Withdrawn), N’Golo Kante (Chelsea), Blaise Matuidi (Juventus), Steven N’Zonzi (Roma), Tanguy Ndombele (Lyon)
Attackers: Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain), Olivier Giroud (Chelsea), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Ousmane Dembele (FC Barcelona), Nabil Fekir (Lyon), Florian Thauvin (Marseille), Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal), Anthony Martial (Withdrawn)