Alex Lacazette has been rewarded for his Arsenal form with a late recall to the France national team.
The Gunner, who was a surprise omission from Didier Deschamps’ World Cup squad, started the season on the bench at the Emirates but has worked hard to persuade Unai Emery he’s the man to lead the attack. He has six goals in 15 appearances so far this campaign.
— Equipe de France ⭐⭐ (@equipedefrance) November 12, 2018
While Laca wasn’t initially given the nod for his country’s games against the Netherlands (Nations League) and Uruguay (friendly), an injury to Manchester United’s Anthony Martial has opened the door for him. He’s the only Arsenal representative in the squad.
The other strikers in the France squad include Ousmane Dembele, Nabil Fekir, Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe and Florian Thauvin…so he’s got some stiff competition.
All the same, good on Laca, he deserves his shot.
UPDATE – Lacazette has now pulled out of the squad. There are some suggestions he’s done so following a consultation between the Arsenal and France team doctors. We can only hope this is a precautionary measure rather than something serious.