PHOTO: Arsenal’s French duo ignore Bayern Munich star on international duty


A comical photo consisting of Arsenal’s Bacary Sagna and Olivier Giroud ignoring Franck Ribery on international duty has been snapped.

The trio were pictured sitting on the bench together watching France take on the Netherlands in an international friendly in Paris.

Despite being taken at the perfect moment, perhaps the Arsenal duo do have a good reason to feel begrudged at the Bayern Munich star.

Ribery has been on the side-lines recently through injury and wasn’t able to participate in Bayern Munch’s Champions League victory over Arsenal.

The build-up between Bayern and Arsenal didn’t need any extra motivation to whet the appetite, however following a hectic first half-hour where it was end-to-end, Wojciech Szczesny’s red card left Arsenal in a very difficult position.

Ribery’s German champions eventually ran out 2-0 winners, and are now massive favourites to progress ahead of the second leg next Tuesday.

Franck Ribery was nominated for the Ballon d’Or trophy towards the end of 2013 for performing admirably throughout the year. He won a host of trophies under Jupp Heynckes, and has continued his immense dribbling skills under Pep Guardiola.

Bacary Sagna - who may be challenged with stopping Ribery next Tuesday down Bayern’s left flank - will have been given the daunting task of stopping up the 30-year-old in training.Therefore, If the Bayern superstar produced one of his wizadry dribbles in training, then that could be a plausable theory for the Arsenal right-back jokingly ignoring him at the match.

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