Matteo Guendouzi has been selected by France after Blaise Matuidi pulled out with a rib injury.
The reigning World champions face Moldova on Thursday at the Stade de France before taking on Albania in Tirana on Sunday.
It’s the second time our uncapped midfielder has been called-up at late notice for European Championship qualifiers by Didier Deschamps.
In September, Guendouzi revealed his surprise at being asked to step up from the under-21s for Les Bleus’ games against Azerbaijan and Slovakia. He didn’t get a chance to make his debut on that occasion, but Deschamps did speak positively about him.
“He’s the modern midfielder, box to box as they say there, with a lot of power and technical quality too,” said Deschamps.
He added: “What I expect from young people is that they bring this freshness, this dynamism. He is a very young player but with a very big potential.”
Guendouzi is the only member of the Arsenal squad to be included in the France squad.