Tag: France

PARIS, FRANCE: William Saliba of France runs with the ball during the UEFA Nations League League A Group 1 match between France and Austria on September 22, 2022. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images)

William Saliba set for 1st World Cup start

William Saliba is set to make his first start of France's World Cup campaign against Tunisia on Wednesday, according to a report from France.
France's defender Raphael Varane (L) leaves the field to be replaced by France's defender William Saliba (C) during the friendly football match between France and Ivory Coast at the Velodrome Stadium in Marseille, southern France, on March 25, 2022. (Photo by NICOLAS TUCAT/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal 21yo's World Cup start hopes dashed

William Saliba is now unlikely to start France's opening World Cup fixture against Australia on Tuesday, with the return of Raphael Varane to fitness.
PARIS, FRANCE: William Saliba of France runs with the ball during the UEFA Nations League League A Group 1 match between France and Austria on September 22, 2022. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images)

France injury issues may hand William Saliba World Cup starting chance

William Saliba's chances of starting in France's opening fixtures at the World Cup have seemingly received a boost with the continued absence of Raphael Varane.
Arsenal's French defender William Saliba celebrates as Arsenal's Brazilian defender Gabriel Magalhaes scores during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Fulham at the Emirates Stadium in London on August 27, 2022. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

5th Arsenal player officially called up for the World Cup

William Saliba has been called up for the France World Cup squad, making him the 5th Arsenal man to get the nod so far.
BRENTFORD, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: William Saliba of Arsenal celebrates after scoring their side's first goal during the Premier League match between Brentford FC and Arsenal FC at Brentford Community Stadium on September 18, 2022 in Brentford, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Arsenal 21yo to receive starting role at World Cup

William Saliba is set to be a starter for France at the World Cup, according to reports in his home country.
PARIS, FRANCE: William Saliba of France runs with the ball during the UEFA Nations League League A Group 1 match between France and Austria on September 22, 2022. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images)

Euro 2024 qualifying draw – who will Arsenal players face?

The Euro 2024 qualifying draw has just taken place, so let's look at the groups and potential opponents for Arsenal's squad next year.
Marseille's French defender William Saliba looks on during the UEFA Europa Conference League match between Basel and Marseille (OM) at the St. Jakob-Park Stadium in Basel, northern Switzerland, on March 17, 2022. (Photo by FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images)

France manager calls Arsenal man a ‘true defender’

France boss Didier Deschamps has praised William Saliba as a 'true defender' as the French media predict a start for the centre-back on Monday.
France's defender William Saliba passes the ball during the friendly football match between France and Ivory Coast at the velodrome stadium in Marseille, southern France, on March 25, 2022. (Photo by NICOLAS TUCAT/AFP via Getty Images)

“An honour”: Arsenal youngster reacts to his senior national debut

William Saliba says it was an honour to make his senior debut for France, though the crowd made it difficult to stay focused.
Formula 1 2021: British GP SILVERSTONE CIRCUIT, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 18: Alexandre Lacazette during the British GP at Silverstone Circuit on Sunday July 18, 2021 in Northamptonshire, United Kingdom. (Photo by Zak Mauger LAT Images)

Alexandre Lacazette says "I don't really have any illusions about it anymore" about France...

Alexandre Lacazette has just 16 caps for France and has not been selected for his national team since November 2017 when he played 76 minutes against Germany and scored two goals, so what's the problem? If Lacazette knows, he isn't saying...
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Arsenal 22yo could make France debut after late call-up

Matteo Guendouzi received a call-up to the French senior national team on Wednesday, after Corentin Tolisso had to pull out with an injury.
Arsenal's French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi waves to the crowd at the end of the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Arsenal at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on November 9, 2019. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP)

What happened to Matteo Guendouzi’s new contract?

During the summer, it was reported that Matteo Guendouzi was set to get a new Arsenal contract to reflect his importance to the first team but there has been nothing mentioned since, so what happened?
Ivory Coast's forward Nicolas Pepe (L) kicks the ball during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) Round of 16 football match between Ivory Coast and Mali at the Suez Stadium in the north-eastern Egyptian city on July 8, 2019. (Photo by Khaled DESOUKI / AFP / Getty Images)

Full chronological international fixture schedule for Arsenal players over the break

A number of the Arsenal squad have headed out on international duty over the current break, so let's have our usual look at when they'll all be in action.
France's midfielder Matteo Guendouzi takes part in a training session at the French national football team training base in Clairefontaine-en-Yvelines on September 2, 2019, as part of the team's preparation for the upcoming Euro-2020 qualifiers matches. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)

Watch Matteo Guendouzi sing his France initiation song

Matteo Guendouzi was called up to the France squad this week and, as is customary in football, had to get on a table and sing in front of his teammates.
France's midfielder Matteo Guendouzi reacts during the Group C match of the U21 European Football Championships between France and Romania on June 24, 2019 at the Dino-Manuzzi stadium in Cesena. (Photo by Miguel MEDINA / AFP)

"I thought I was still in a dream": Arsenal star reacts to his first...

Matteo Guendouzi has replaced Paul Pogba in the French senior squad for the international break after the Manchester United man had to pull out with injury.
France's goalkeeper Pauline Peyraud-Magnin (C) is stretched out due to an injury during the FIFA international friendly football match between France and Japan at the Abbe-Deschamps Stadium in Auxerre, on April 4, 2019. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)

Arsenal keeper suffers dislocated patella, season seems over

Arsenal’s goalkeeper, Pauline Peyraud-Magnin, picked up a knee injury while playing for France on Thursday, forcing her off in the 22nd minute and it looks like her season could be over.
France's defender Samuel Umtiti gives a press conference at the Aguilera stadium in Biarritz on May 21, 2016, during the team preparation for the Euro 2016 European football. / AFP / FRANCK FIFE

Picture: Barcelona defender snapped at the Emirates Stadium

Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti visited the Emirates Stadium to watch Arsenal play Chelsea on Saturday, appearing in photographs of the game on Instagram.

Matteo Guendouzi admits his 'dream' is to play for this team

Matteo Guendouzi has revealed that it's his 'dream' and his 'objective' to play for the France senior side, despite his eligibility to play for Morocco.

Arsenal star speaks out over reports of his plans to 'switch allegiances'

Matteo Guendouzi wants to commit to the senior France national team, despite rumours linking him to a switch of allegiances to play for Morocco.
France's forward Alexandre Lacazette looks on during a press conference in Clairefontaine en Yvelines on August 28, 2017, as part of the team's preparation for the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifying football match against Netherlands and Luxembourg. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE

Alexandre Lacazette explains why he declined Didier Deschamps call

Alexandre Lacazette has said he is 'always available' for his national team after he had to turn down his latest international call-up due to an injury.

Arsenal 19-year-old described as ‘the boss’ after international debut

Matteo Guendouzi has been hailed by the French media after the Arsenal 19-year-old made his first appearance for their u21s in a 2-2 draw with Croatia on Thursday.
France's forward Alexandre Lacazette looks on during a press conference in Clairefontaine en Yvelines on August 28, 2017, as part of the team's preparation for the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifying football match against Netherlands and Luxembourg. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE

Alexandre Lacazette withdraws from France squad immediately after getting call-up

Alexandre Lacazette withdrew from the France squad almost immediately after being called up.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says goodbye to the Arsenal fans after 22 years at the helm at the end of the Premier League match between Arsenal and Burnley at Emirates Stadium on May 6, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

8 perfect job opportunities for Arsene Wenger

One of the main reasons Arsene Wenger found it so hard to let go at Arsenal is because the manager has little else in his life to distract him, but there is plenty out there for him to do.

French fan reaction: The World Cup didn't go 'home', it went back to France

The World Cup is back in France, 20 years after the 1998 home win and now France have a second star on their shirt.

Arsenal star posts picture from France dressing room after World Cup win

Laurent Koscielny celebrated in the France dressing room after his country collected their second World Cup trophy.

Can 'boring' France win the World Cup like they did in '98?

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.

Podcast: Iwobi World Cup woes, Arsenal-less France disappoint

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.

Arsenal star names World Cup favourites: Snubs Gunners teammate

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.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his sides first goal with Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Burnley at Emirates Stadium on May 6, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang admits being disappointed

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has admitted he does not understand Alexandre Lacazette’s World Cup snub by France.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Arsene Wenger of Arsenal looks on as Laurent Koscielny leaves the pitch injured during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Arsenal and AC Milan at Emirates Stadium on March 15, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsenal star dropped from France team to face Colombia

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.

France legend admits Arsenal star 'isn't the same' anymore

Arsenal legend Emmanuel Petit is concerned for Laurent Koscielny's World Cup chances.

Coach's advice could lead to Arsenal departure in January

France assistant manager Guy Stephan has urged Olivier Giroud to find more game time before the 2018 World Cup next summer.

Karim Benzema gives backhanded compliment to Olivier Giroud

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 names which Arsenal player is "still efficient" despite lack of playing time

Dimitri Payet says he still rates Olivier Giroud, even if he's not getting the best run in the Arsenal side at the moment.

Thigh injury could see Arsenal without their forward for Saturday's North London derby

Olivier Giroud has apparently returned to Arsenal after suffering a thigh injury while away with the France national team.
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 11: Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny attends a press conference at the Museum Of Contemporary Arts on July 11, 2017 in Sydney, New South Wales. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Why this experienced player should thank Arsene Wenger for his international career

This week, Laurent Koscielny announced his retirement from international football.

Arsenal star issues message of support for fan-kicking teammate

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.

Arsenal forward picks up thigh injury on international duty

Olivier Giroud managed to pick up a thigh injury while playing for France during their 2-0 friendly win over Wales on Friday.

Clever finish does goalkeeper: Arsenal international roundup

Four Arsenal stars featured in France's international friendly win over Wales at Stade de France on Friday evening.

Laurent Koscielny gives exact date when he will retire

Laurent Koscielny has announced that he'll retire from international football after the World Cup in Russia next summer.

These are the nine Arsenal players currently away in the international break

Nine Arsenal players have been called up for their countries for their upcoming international matches.