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Deschamps explains France snub for Arsenal forward Lacazette

France coach Didier Deschamps has explained his decision not to include Alexandre Lacazette in the upcoming Euro2020 qualifiers.

The Arsenal forward has not played for Les Bleus since scoring twice against Germany in 2017.

Deschamps picked Sevilla forward Wissam Ben Yedder over Lacazette for the qualifiers against Turkey and Andorra.

There's no reason for us not to see him (Lacazette) again, I had a difficult choice to make, with Ben Yedder coming out of a big season too," said Deschamps.

"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."

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