Arsenal defender William Saliba has been named within the France squad for the primary time for his or her forthcoming worldwide friendlies.
The teen is but to function for the Gunners since his arrival in 2019 however appears to be like set to make his senior debut throughout the upcoming worldwide window.
His call-up isn’t any shock to many because the 20-year-old has been one of many standout gamers in Ligue 1, serving to Marseille sit second on the log behind Paris Saint-Germain.
3️⃣new faces at Clairefontaine! 🤩
Welcome William Saliba, Christopher Nkunku & Jonathan Clauss!#FiersdetreBleus pic.twitter.com/If2kKJ3a0W
— French Workforce ⭐⭐ (@FrenchTeam) March 21, 2022
He joined Arsenal in a £27 million deal from Saint-Etienne in July 2019 however was despatched straight again on mortgage to Les Verts that season.
The next season noticed him play at Good on mortgage, earlier than opting to hitch ‘Les Olympiens’ this season.
The Les Blues will nevertheless miss the companies of Benjamin Pavard, who’s out after testing constructive for Covid-19.
Right here is the total squad;
The two️⃣3️⃣-man squad to face the Côte d’Ivoire 🇨🇮 and South Africa 🇿🇦 in Marseille and Lille.
With 2️⃣ new name ups!
👋 @Djoninho25 / @c_nk97 🇫🇷#FiersdetreBleus pic.twitter.com/B62OX8lbRt
— French Workforce ⭐⭐ (@FrenchTeam) March 17, 2022
France will face Ivory Coast on March 25 earlier than dealing with South Africa 4 days later.