Lacazette withdraws from France squad

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Paul Pogba also withdrew from the France squad along with Martial, with Lacazette's north London rival Moussa Sissoko also called up for matches against the Netherlands and Uruguay.

Lacazette has been called-up to replace Martial after enjoying a solid campaign so far that's seen him score 6 goals and provide a further 4 assists in his 15 appearances in all competitions for Arsenal.

Manchester United forward Martial who is in fine form for his club scoring six goals in his last five Premier League outings, is suffering from a groin injury.

World champion midfielder Pogba who missed the Red Devils' derby defeat to Manchester City on Sunday through injury has a thigh problem.

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City left-back Mendy will miss both fixtures after a scan in the French capital showed an issue with his knee.

Didier Deschamps says he is only considering using Alexandre Lacazette through the middle after recalling the Arsenal star to the French national team following a year-long exile.

Lacazette's place in the France squad has been taken by Borussia Monchengladbach striker Alassane Plea.

Sissoko also missed out on a replace in Didier Deschamps squad for Russian Federation 2018 but the midfielder has been rewarded for some excellent recent form with Tottenham by being called-up to replace Pogba.

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