In-form striker Antoine Griezmann and left-back Lucas Digne have been handed maiden call-ups by France coach Didier Deschamps, who has left out Eric Abidal, Gael Clichy and Samir Nasri.
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is faced with the decision to rest players in their UEFA Champions League match in Munich with a crucial domestic league encounter hosting Arsenal hanging in the balance.
The second week of the English Premier League season is marked by a heavyweight meeting as leaders Chelsea visit champions Manchester United, while Arsenal will seek to build some momentum when they visit Fulham.
After Manchester City's impressive 4-0 victory over Newcastle United in their English Premier League opener, left-back Gael Clichy has said there is much more of City's attacking prowess to come.
Manchester City defender Gael Clichy has expressed his unhappiness at his continued omission from the France squad, insisting: "I deserve my place".
Manchester City put four past Newcastle United, while Chelsea stumbled at Southampton losing 2-1 and Manchester United edged Sunderland 1-0 to move even closer to clinch their 20th Premier League title.