Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris has emerged as an injury concern ahead of the North London derby at Arsenal next month.
Lloris impressed in Saturday’s 6-2 win over Leicester and made a crucial save from Patson Daka in the second half that prevented the visitors from leveling at 3-3.
The 35-year-old goalkeeper joined the French national team this week for the Nations League matches with Austria and Denmark, but has since left the Clairefontaine camp. He has been diagnosed with an injury to his right thigh, which will preoccupy Spurs manager Antonio Conte with a trip to Arsenal for October 1.
“Arriving Monday morning at the National Football Center in Clairefontaine, Hugo Lloris consulted Dr Franck Le Gall,” said a statement from the French Football Association. “There has been a minor injury to the right thigh on the Tottenham goalkeeper.
“He will therefore not be available for the two games against Austria on Thursday at the Stade de France and Sunday in Denmark.”
Lloris is the second Tottenham player to retire from international service after Ben Davies had to withdraw from the Wales squad following a knee injury. He also faces a race against time to be fit to face Arsenal.