Injured with Arsenal Thursday in the Europa League, William Saliba could be forfeited for the gathering of the France team.
Monday, the players of The french team convened by Didier Deschamps will meet at Clairefontaine for the first gathering of the year 2023. In the process, the reigning vice-world champions will host the Netherlands at the Stade de France on March 24 before going to Ireland on March 27 .
Saliba package with the Blues?
More William Saliba, regularly selected for a year (8 selections) could well miss this gathering. While he is having a very good season with Arsenalwhere he finally managed to win, the former Marseillais was part of Didier Deschamps’ plans for these first two qualifying matches for Euro 2024. But on Thursday, the 21-year-old defender had to leave the lawn prematurely during of the elimination of the Gunners against the Sporting CP due to a back injury.
🇬🇧 William Saliba was injured Thursday night in the Europa League. The central defender gave up his place in the 21st minute. The news is not good in view of the exams passed by the player, who suffers from the back. It should be forfeited for the gathering of the France team.
— RMC Sport (@RMCsport) March 18, 2023
According to information from RMC Sport, Saliba would not be part of the group that Mikel Arteta will summon to face Crystal Palace on Sunday. News that could turn out to be even worse since the ex-Stéphanois could also miss the rally with the Blues, Axel Disasi et Jean-Clair Todibo are expected to replace him in the event of a forfeit.