Matteo Guendouzi, excluded from Arsenal, is summoned to the senior France team
Matteo Guendouzi, excluded from Arsenal, is summoned to the France team WEEKS only after leaving the Gunners for the Marseille loan – Adrien Rabiot joining him to replace N’Golo Kante and Corentin Tolisso
- Matteo Guendouzi and Adrien Rabiot have been summoned to the France team
- They will replace Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante and Bayern Munich’s Corentin Tolisso
- The French national team currently occupies the head of group C after three rounds
- Didier Deschamps’ team will face Bosnia and Herzegovina on Wednesday evening
Matteo Guendouzi and Adrien Rabiot were called up to the France squad for the World Cup qualifiers this month.
The pair will replace Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante – who has not “fully recovered” from an ankle injury – and Bayern Munich’s Corentin Tolisso – who suffered a muscle injury to his left calf.
France are currently at the top of Group C after three rounds and will face Bosnia and Herzegovina on Wednesday night.
Matteo Guendouzi (L) and Adrien Rabiot (R) were called up to the France team
They will be on Didier Deschamps’ side for the World Cup Qualifiers this month
Guendouzi and Rabiot will miss Wednesday’s clash with Bosnia-Herzegovina, but will join the team in Strasbourg on Thursday, according to Get Football.
They will train with Didier Deschamps’ team before their second match against Ukraine on Saturday.
The duo will then play France’s final World Cup qualifier against Finland in Lyon on September 7.
They will replace N’Golo Kante (above) – who has not “fully recovered” from an ankle injury
They will also replace Corentin Tolisso – who suffered a muscle injury to his left calf ‘
Guendouzi – who was France’s captain at U21 level – will look to win on the international stage after a promising start to the 2021-2022 campaign.
Guendouzi had been a regular at the debut of former Arsenal boss Unai Emery, but fell out of favor after Mikel Arteta arrived in December 2019.
As a result, he was loaned to Hertha Berlin last season – making 24 appearances and scoring two goals before being injured.
Guendouzi and Rabiot to miss Wednesday’s clash with Bosnia-Herzegovina, but will join the squad in Strasbourg on Thursday
He then joined Marseille on a one-season loan and it is believed he could sign permanently next summer.
Guendouzi is hoping to land a full-time contract with the Ligue 1 side – having played Marseille’s first four games, scoring once and registering an assist.
Meanwhile, Rabiot – who has 19 caps – will return to the squad after being initially ruled out by Deschamps.
The French manager is believed to have left him out because he was absent from Juventus’ Serie A season opener.
However, after starting against Empoli on Saturday, Rabiot has been called upon to represent France in their upcoming qualifying matches.