Matteo Guendouzi has replaced Paul Pogba in France’s squad for their Euro 2020 qualifying fixtures against Albania and Andorra.
The Arsenal midfielder, 20, has had a decent start to the season, starting all four of the Gunners’ matches in the Premier League. He was credited as being one of the standout performers from the 2-2 draw with rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.
This is the first time Guendouzi has been called up to the senior side at international level. He travels in place of Paul Pogba, who, despite playing 90 minutes of Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Southampton, has been forced to withdraw from Didier Dechamps’ squad with an ankle injury.
Pogba left St. Mary’s limping and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be hoping his midfield star returns to full fitness after the international break.
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The World Cup-winner hasn’t had the greatest start to the new season and will be looking to set the record straight in the coming weeks.