Emery sends message to France boss over Lacazette’s National team snub

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Arsenal boss Unai Emery says he’s ‘convinced’ that Alexandre Lacazette will earn a call-up to Didier Deschamps’ France squad despite being snubbed in March.

The Frenchman last appeared for his country in a friendly against Germany in November 2017 and was overlooked for a recent Euro 2020 qualifier against Iceland.

Lacazette, 27, has scored 15 goals in 39 appearances for the Gunners this term and was tipped for a call-up ahead of Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud.

However, he was overlooked by Deschamps and though Emery respects his opinion, the Spaniard says it’s only a matter of time before the striker is recalled.

‘I respect Deschamps’ point of view,’ said Emery.

‘The aim is also that Lacazette constructs a consistency for himself and the necessary productivity to be able to make the French national team.

‘The principal reason is that there is a lot of competition. But Lacazette, in time, I am convinced that he will return to the national team.’

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