Didier Deschamps reveals why he overlooked Alexandre Lacazette in France’s latest squad
Arsenal forward, Alexandre Lacazette was once again snubbed in the France squad, with Didier Deschamps revealing that he preferred Wissam Ben Yedder to him.
Lacazette has not played for France since he scored twice in a 2-2 draw against Germany in November 2017 and was named on the standby list for Deschamps’ World Cup squad last summer. Lacazette won Arsenal's player of the season award, hitting 19 goals and recording 13 assists across all competitions to help the Gunners to the Europa League final, but has been consistently left out by Deschamps.
Speaking after naming the squad, Deschamps revealed why he left out Lacazette from his squad, "There’s no reason for us not to see him again, I had a difficult choice to make, with Ben Yedder coming out of a big season too. You have the right to have a preference for Alexandre, like others have for Wissam. I have a choice to make and I chose Wissam.
"He has scored 30 goals in all competitions this season. He scored in big games, he knows how to play in alone in attack. He’s named in this group of attackers as another option at one time or another."