Tottenham Hotspur and France captain Hugo Lloris has withdrawn from the squad ahead of Nations League games against Austria and Denmark.
The goalkeeper is said to have picked up a hamstring injury in Saturday’s 6-2 Premier League win over Leicester City.
In the game, Lloris was frustrated as he conceded two goals including a penalty from Youri Tielemans. The 35-year-old initially saved the penalty but was ruled wide of the line on penalties, leading to a replay which saw the Belgian tie away.
France manager Didier Deschamps has called up FC Nantes goalkeeper Alban Lafont to take Lloris’ place in the squad, with there being no doubting the Spurs stopper’s fitness ahead of the north London derby on October 1.
The extent of Lloris’ injury is not yet known but club manager Antonio Conte believes he will be happy that the goalkeeper has the international break to recover.
If Lloris misses the crucial clash against Arsenal, Fraser Forster, signed in the summer, could make his Premier League debut for Spurs after joining the club on a free transfer in the summer.
France have also lost AC Milan star Theo Hernandez to injury. The full-back is out with an adductor problem and will be replaced by Aston Villa defender Lucas Digne.
The Villa man has 46 caps for France, most recently playing for his country in the 1-0 defeat by Croatia in the Nations League game in June.
France are currently bottom of Group A in League 1, having drawn two and lost two of their four games and are seven points behind leaders Denmark.