France manager Didier Deschamps has hit out at Arsene Wenger after the Arsenal boss said Abou Diaby should not have been picked for the latest internationals.
Diaby picked up a thigh injury during Arsenal’s 2-1 defeat against Chelsea and was ruled out for 3 weeks. Wenger has criticised Deschamps for picking the midfielder for both of their last World Cup qualifiers just a few days apart.
The France manager has responded angrily to Wenger’s comments stating that he is the only manager of France.
Deschamps told the Mail Online, “I want to remind him that I am the only one to decide who will be picked and how long these who are picked will play.
“There is only one to decide and it’s me.”
Deschamps has picked his squad today that will take on Japan in a friendly and Spain in a qualifier, and has once again left Samir Nasri out.
The former Marseille coach has been in charge of France since July after replacing out-going coach Laurent Blanc, who stepped down after failure at Euro 2012.
Deschamps is seen as somewhat of a national treasure with success as captain where he helped guide his team to World Cup success in 1998, and two years later at Euro 2000.