Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny both featured during France’s 0-0 draw against Belarus on Tuesday night.
France will be disappointed with only picking up a point during the World Cup 2018 Qualifier but from an Arsenal fan’s perspective, at least our boys are getting fit!
Although Kos has been featuring – perhaps prematurely – for Arsenal during the last couple of games, he got another full match under his belt for France, which suggests that he’s well on his way, if not at 100% fitness.
Giroud, on the other hand, hasn’t started for Arsenal yet this season. Players in a more advanced role do tend to take longer to return to fitness since they typically run more, which we can only assume is why Oli took a little while longer.
For France, the striker played 83 minutes, which is great and does back up claims that he’ll start v Southampton at the weekend.
It’ll be good to see the big guy back in action!