Deschamps: Why Arsenal striker France snub continue

European News By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 09/10/2018

Didier Deschamps has revealed why Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette is been snub for France despite good scoring form.

The 27-year-old star who was also left out of Les Blues' World Cup-winning squad in Russia this summer, has had an impressive start to this season, scoring five goals in all competitions for the North London outfit.

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The 49-year-old coach left out in form Arsenal striker ahead of France’s clashes with Iceland and Germany in the UEFA Nations League and called up Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann, Olivier Giroud, Ousmane Dembele and Florian Thauvin.

However, Deschamps insisted on why stick with the same forwards he took to 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

FIFA best coach of the year replied when asked about Lacazette’s omission he said: "It is true that he is having a good early season where he is efficient and effective.

"There is competition in this position and for the moment the players I selected for the World Cup, I continue to rely on them.

"It is not a question of the profile, but I am not going to pick multiple players in the same position. It is also necessary to have a balanced squad and he is a central attacker.

"This does not take away the credit for what he does. He must continue.’

France are leading Group one of League Awith four points after two games.
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