• Ligue 1

Arsenal target Grenier in France squad

ESPN staff
May 28, 2013
Clement Grenier will get the chance to impress for the national side © AP

Lyon midfielder Clement Grenier, who has emerged as a target for Arsenal, has been called into the France squad for the nation's upcoming friendlies against Uruguay and Brazil.

The 22-year-old joins Les Bleus after Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri was ruled out due to health concerns.

"Because of doubts on Samir Nasri's health after Manchester City's two games in the United States, Didier Deschamps has called up Clement Grenier," the French Football Federation said in a statement.

France, who play Uruguay on June 5 and Brazil on June 9, did not elaborate on Nasri's condition.

Bordeaux full-back Benoit Tremoulinas has also been added to Deschamps' squad as a replacement for City's Gael Clichy, who has been suffering from a groin injury.

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