The World Cup is back in France, 20 years after the 1998 home win and now France have a second star on their shirt.
Laurent Koscielny celebrated in the France dressing room after his country collected their second World Cup trophy.
We've now reached the semi-final stage and France could well do it again, with Didier Deschamps emulating Aime Jacquet's formula of a team based on hard work, defensive structure and unity, along with creative geniuses in attack.
In this second podcast of our summer World Cup series, Anita recaps day three of the action which featured France v Australia, Argentina v Iceland, Peru v Denmark and her home country, Croatia against Alex Iwobi's Nigeria. Sylvain Jamet also makes a surprise appearance to discuss an Arsenal-less France's opening game.
Speaking in a Q&A with fans, Henrikh Mkhitaryan named his favourites to win the World Cup this summer, but left out two major contenders for the competition.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has admitted he does not understand Alexandre Lacazette’s World Cup snub by France.
Laurent Koscielny won't play against Colombia on Friday night thanks a hip problem, but the France national team hope to see him return to face Russia next Tuesday, according to local media.
Arsenal legend Emmanuel Petit is concerned for Laurent Koscielny's World Cup chances.
France assistant manager Guy Stephan has urged Olivier Giroud to find more game time before the 2018 World Cup next summer.
Karim Benzema has payed Olivier Giroud a bit of a back-handed compliment following the 31-year-old's 29th goal for France.
Dimitri Payet says he still rates Olivier Giroud, even if he's not getting the best run in the Arsenal side at the moment.
Olivier Giroud has apparently returned to Arsenal after suffering a thigh injury while away with the France national team.
This week, Laurent Koscielny announced his retirement from international football.
Olivier Giroud has shown his support for his former France teammate, Patrice Evra, after the ex-Marseille defender was banned from football until June 2018 for kicking a fan.
Olivier Giroud managed to pick up a thigh injury while playing for France during their 2-0 friendly win over Wales on Friday.
Four Arsenal stars featured in France's international friendly win over Wales at Stade de France on Friday evening.
Laurent Koscielny has announced that he'll retire from international football after the World Cup in Russia next summer.
Nine Arsenal players have been called up for their countries for their upcoming international matches.
Antoine Griezmann has revealed that he would like to play alongside Alexandre Lacazette for France again.
Alex Iwobi not only scored for Nigeria on Saturday evening, he sent his country through to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Olivier Giroud wasn't too proud to get his good looks touched up before France's press conference.
Arsene Wenger has revealed that three Arsenal players won't be going on international duty for their respective countries.
Laurent Koscielny, Olivier Giroud and Alexandre Lacazette have all been called up for France.
Didier Deschamps hails Olivier Giroud's mental strength ahead of France's World Cup qualifier against Luxembourg.
Thomas Lemar has spoken about his future after starring in France's 4-0 victory over the Netherlands last night.
Laurent Koscielny, Olivier Giroud and Alexandre Lacazette have been selected for France by Didier Deschamps.
England were eliminated from the U19 Euros after defeat to France, but are still in contention for a u20 World Cup place with a play-off game to be played on Thursday.
In matchday one of the Women's U19 European Championships,England beat Italy 2-1 thanks to a brace from Georgia Allen.
The kick-off time for the 2017 Community Shield between Arsenal and Chelsea has been brought forward to accommodate the final of the Women's European Championships.
Arsenal striker Jodie Taylor scored a historic winner to send England through to the semi-finals of the European Championship.
Jodie Taylor is hoping that France will underestimate England in their Women's Euro quarter-final clash on Sunday.
Austria hammered Iceland and won Group C, while France were held by Switzerland and made to settle for second place.
Austria and France opened their Euros with narrow wins against Switzerland and Iceland.
With so many Arsenal players potentially away on international duty, we took a look at the matches you should keep an eye out for this summer.
Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris says he’s spoken to Monaco's Thomas Lemar about the possibility of him joining this summer, amid rumours also linking him to Arsenal.
Tottenham are believed to be making the first moves to land Monaco right-back Djibril Sidibe.
Eight players across the club's various teams featured for their respective countries as the internationals continued. How did they fare?
Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has said he believes England boss Gareth Southgate has similarities in his approach to youngsters as club manager Arsene Wenger.
Four first-team players were in action for their respective countries on international duty, while some Ladies also featured during international friendlies.
Olivier Giroud's hat-trick against Paraguay during a 5-0 rout was France's first for 17 years, yet the 30-year-old is continually criticised by the media and supporters alike, who bemoan the notable absence left by Real Madrid's Karim Benzema in the squad.
Olivier Giroud revealed that he offers his guidance to Kylian Mbappe while the two of them play together for the France national team.
Arsenal are the first in line for Karim Benzema, after reports recently emerged he could leave Real Madrid this summer.
France manager Didier Deschamps has backed Arsenal's Olivier Giroud to continue scoring goals for Les Blues.
Atletico Madrid and France striker Antoine Griezmann paid tribute to Arsenal's Olivier Giroud after his hat-trick on international duty.
Olivier Giroud continued his impressive goal-scoring form for France with a hat-trick during their 5-0 international friendly win over Paraguay on Friday evening.
Something that has remained in tact this season, no matter what was being written about him in the press, is Didier Deschamps' unwavering faith in Olivier Giroud.
Olivier Giroud recently became France's 10th highest goalscorer but the striker insists he doesn't plan on stopping there.
Karim Benzema has decided that the best way to get back at Olivier Giroud for taking his place in the France national team is to get petty.
Alexis Sanchez, Laurent Koscielny, Olivier Giroud, Mohamed Elneny, David Ospina, Joel Campbell and Ainsley Maitland-Niles have all been in action for the respective countries.
Olivier Giroud got on the scoresheet twice for France as they beat Luxembourg on Saturday night.
Mesut Ozil has been left out of yet another shortlist, this time Uefa's 40-man shortlist for 2016 team of the year.
It seems that former Arsenal man, Samir Nasri, remains unconvinced by Olivier Giroud, despite the striker having a solid Euro 2016 tournament.
Didier Deschamps has admitted that he might not start Olivier Giroud against Sweden as the striker isn't 100% fit.
Tottenham goalkeeper, Hugo Lloris, has apparently dubbed Laurent Koscielny as one of the best defenders in the world.
Olivier Giroud, Shkodran Mustafi and Nacho Monreal have all received call-ups ahead of the international break next week.
Former France international, Christophe Dugarry, had high praise for Arsenal's centre back, Laurent Koscielny recently, calling him the 'real leader'
Real Madrid defender, Raphaël Varane, hailed Laurent Koscielny's contribution to France's 1-0 win over the Netherlands on Tuesday night.
Laurent Koscielny came under all sorts of scrutiny for a hand ball which wasn't really a hand ball during Arsenal's 1-0 win against Burnley and now it's happened again.
It turns out that Laurent Koscielny was actually crucial for France's one and only goal against the Netherlands on Monday night.
Granit Xhaka captained Switzerland for the first time during his country's 2-1 win over Andorra on Monday night.
Laurent Koscielny played the full match for France as they beat Bulgaria 4-1 in their World Cup qualifying game.
Laurent Koscielny hailed his France teammate, Lyon striker Nabil Fekir, while away on international duty.
Arsene Wenger has been able to tap in his knowledge of the French market to sign many of his compatriots.
Olivier Giroud will not be included in the upcoming round of international friendlies after picking up another injury against Chelsea.
After his performance in France’s 0-0 draw against Belarus earlier in the week, Olivier Giroud has come in for heavy criticism because of his miss after Antoine Griezmann’s sublime pass slipped him through on goal.
Olivier Giroud appears to have handed over his title of 'hottest French player' to Antoine Griezmann, a fact that the striker has had to come to terms with.
Olivier Giroud insisted after France's 3-1 win over Italy that he's not worried about his place in the team following the signing of Lucas Perez.
Prior to the Italy v France friendly match on Thursday, Monaco defender, Djibril Sidibe, was interviewed by l'equipe and explained why he turned Arsenal down.
Olivier Giroud played 45 minutes during France's 3-1 win over Italy on Thursday night and managed to score a beaut' of a goal.
Olivier Giroud and West Ham's Dimitri Payet appeared to be having fun in France training recently.
Olivier Giroud has spoken about the bitter disappointment of losing in the Euro 2016 final and his desire to move on from it.
Laurent Koscielny and Olivier Giroud have been called up to the France squad that will face Italy and Belarus when the first interlull descends upon us next week.
Arsenal have received a boost after Mesut Ozil, Laurent Koscielny and Olivier Giroud all returned to training as scheduled.
Both Laurent Koscielny and Olivier Giroud refused to put on their Euro runners-up medals after losing 1-0 to Portugal in the final.
Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny suffered a huge disappointment at the hands of Portugal in the Euro final.
Mesut Ozil has once again shown why he's a class above the rest by writing a heart-felt, touching caption on Instagram.
Against the general run of play and most people's predictions, France beat Germany to the Euro final.
Olivier Giroud could be set to miss out on France's Euro semi-final clash against Germany on Thursday through injury.
On Thursday, France faced Germany in the semi-finals of the Euros and Olivier Giroud has admitted that they're all fully aware that the Germans are the favourites.
Antoine Griezmann praised Olivier Giroud in France's press conference, describing his efforts on the pitch as 'unnoticed' by many.
Laurent Koscielny gave a long interview to l'Equipe prior to the 2016 Euros that the English media have only just picked up, here are some bits about defensive work and positioning.
Before I start this I’m going to be honest – I couldn’t have cared less about what was going on in the world of...
Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny both featured for France as they beat Ireland 2-1 to seal their place in the quarter-finals, with Oli putting in a great shift.
Mesut Ozil and new boy Granit Xhaka have been named in the top ten best performing players at this year's Euros so far.
Olivier Giroud will be fit to face Ireland in the last 16 of the Euros after being ‘manipulated’ by physios.
Arsene Wenger has admitted that although Paul Pogba isn't currently meeting expectations with the France national team, his time will come.
France were held to a poor 0-0 draw against Switzerland on Sunday night but still finished top of Group A, which was the main target. Laurent Koscielny started the game and played 90 minutes.
It was all a bit quiet on the Arsenal-front on Sunday.
It was an anticlimax, but France and Switzerland both progress to the final 16 of the Euros.
Despite scoring two goals in as many games in Euro 2016, Arsene Wenger insists that Dimitri Payet hasn't always been this consistent.
With France winning 2-0, it was the first clean sheet for the French defence in the tournament.
With France struggling, again, to score goals and relying on a late winner, it was a frustrating night for Olivier Giroud against Albania on Wednesday.
Here's Wednesday's news and gossip from the Goonerverse.
Although neither managed to score during France's 2-0 win over Albania, both Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny featured.
Despite watching all three of the games played on the opening Saturday of the Euros, I'd be hard pressed to tell you much about what happened in them.
All our Arsenal players, except for Hector Bellerin, have featured for their national teams in their opening matches of Euro 2016. Here's how we think they've rated so far.
Speaking to The Players’ Tribune, Jerome Boateng revealed that one of his biggest inspirations was Patrick Vieira when he was at Arsenal.
With the Euros underway and Arsenal players to focus on, it seems as if the transfer gossip mill is taking a little break. In fact,...
Olivier Giroud has hit back at his critics who still think he’s a donkey despite scoring eight in his last eight games for France with a better record than Karim Benzema for his country.
Let's have some fun!
Laurent Koscielny said that the French fans will remember their victory over Romania for a long time after Dimitri Payet’s thunderbolt sealed the win for his country.
Dimitri Payet left the pitch in tears on Friday night as he was subbed having won the opening game for France with an absolute screamer. So how did Olivier say thank you to his team mate?
Having been booed, heavily criticised and had his selection for the competition questioned, Olivier Giroud showed actual mental strength on a night that he, more than anyone, needed to be.
Olivier Giroud had a big hand to play in France's 2-1 win against Romania in the opening game of Euro 2016.
French Daily, L’Equipe, are reporting that Mathieu Debuchy wants to leave Arsenal in news that surprises absolutely no-one.
Antoine Griezmann will sign a new deal to remain at Atletico Madrid until 2012 dashing the hopes of Arsenal who have been heavily linked with the player.
As the Euros get ready to start, many people haven’t realised that there have been a host of rule changes. Here are 11 of the 95 changes so you know what’s going on at least some of the time (although some are quite ridiculous)
Laurent Kosicleny believes that some new players at Arsenal next season will allow the club to reach another level as they look to go one step further in the league than they did last season.
Laurent Koscielny seems quite happy with the idea of Jamie Vardy rocking up at Arsenal next season as the captain-in-waiting sang his praises to the media.
Laurent Koscielny has spoken to the French media following France's 3-0 win over Scotland and admitted that he's happy with his contribution.
N’Golo Kante will delay making a decision on his future until after the Euros amid interest from a number of clubs, including Arsenal apparently.
Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny scored France’s three goals against Scotland, prompting us to use the headline ‘Arsenal thump Scotland’. And Olivier Giroud
Olivier Giroud has confirmed that Jamie Vardy wants to join Arsenal in the world’s worst kept secret.
A brace from Olivier Giroud and another from Laurent Koscielny saw France defeat Scotland 3-0 as they get ready to host the Euros that get underway on Friday.
Olivier Giroud believes that the 2015/16 season was one of his best for Arsenal. Okay.
With all 24 squads now confirmed for the Euros, let’s take a look at the Arsenal interest at this summer’s tournament.
Olivier Giroud was booed and scored a great goal playing for France in a friendly on Monday night.
Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny both featured in France's 3-2 win over Cameroon, with the big striker even scoring.
Olivier Giroud was reportedly booed leaving the France national team's hotel on Monday.
Arsenal players Laurent Koscielny and Olivier Giroud have been selected by manager Didier Deschamps to represent France at Euro 2016.
French defender Mathieu Debuchy has been ruled out of Euro 2016 with a thigh injury just hours before Didier Deschamps names his France squad.
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud may be struggling to find form but he is still looking forward to representing France at Euro 2016 this summer.
Olivier Giroud has admitted that there have been ‘difficult periods’ for him recently at Arsenal but being selected for his country is doing him good.
Olivier Giroud has admitted that he tries not to think of Karim Benzema’s involvement in the sex tape scandal (don’t we all) as he knows it’s something that can ‘pollute the spirit’ of the camp.
Playing for France on Friday evening, Olivier Giroud scored and stunned the internet with a superb piece of skill.
Olivier Giroud has not been at his best in front of goal for Arsenal lately. In fact, his form has been so poor that he’s...
Facing the media on Tuesday, Laurent Koscielny was asked a number of questions about Arsenal's current form. At Christmas, the Gunners were at the top...
Just over a week ago, ten Arsenal players left for international duty. 13 appearances later, it seems that all 10 are set to return injury free....
Olivier Giroud doesn't score against big games, nor does he net against major opposition. That was one of the major criticisms of the Arsenal striker...
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud scored twice in the space of two minutes on Sunday evening to help France to a win in Denmark. Giroud's goals gave...
Olivier Giroud played just under 10 minutes on Thursday evening as France won 4-0 against Armenia. As they are hosting Euro 2016, France are only...
France manager Didier Deschamps has insisted he still trusts Olivier Giroud, and is backing the striker to come through a rough patch of form. Giroud's...
Olivier Giroud was absolutely panned on Twitter and by those in the stadium after his performance for France against Serbia in their 2-1 friendly...
Arsenal right-back Mathieu Debuchy has been in the capital for just over a year, but could already be on his way out again. The defender...
Olivier Giroud, through on goal in the left-hand side of the box, drags it wide. We've seen it plenty of times by now, and on...
by Lewis Ambrose A calf injury forced Olivier Giroud out of a France training session on Tuesday. The Arsenal striker played 80 minutes in a 4-3 defeat to Belgium...
by Sylvain Jamet, reporting from Moncton, NB Canada The group opener between France and England will be a heavyweight contest and should decide who tops the...