Having missed out through injury last time around, Olivier Giroud has been recalled to the France squad for their upcoming internationals.
The Arsenal striker has scored three goals in his last two games, netting a brace against Sunderland and an important equaliser in midweek against Ludogorets.
That has been enough to see him named once again in Didier Deschamps squad as they prepare to face Sweden on Friday November 11th, and for a friendly against the Ivory Coast the following week.
Laurent Koscielny is, of course, in the squad as well, because he’s brilliant. One would hope that Deschamps will follow the lead of Germany – who have rested Mesut Ozil completely – and perhaps rest the Arsenal skipper for the friendly.
He know what Koscielny can do at this point, so risking him in a game that means nothing would be annoying. For Giroud, however, it might be a chance to get more playing time under his belt after his stop-start season.
— Equipe de France (@equipedefrance) November 3, 2016