Arsenal star Mesut Ozil & Galatasaray striker Podolski called up to Germany national team

Arsenal team news

Germany national team manager Joachim Low has called up his preliminary squad ahead of the Euro 2016 Group D qualification games against Ireland and Georgia.

Arsenal star Mesut Özil has been called up once against to the national team and has featured regularly in the Germany setup for the past few years.

Özil is one of three players in the national team of Turkish origin with the others being Liverpool defender-come-midfielder Emre Can and Borussia Dortmund midfielder İlkay Gündoğan.

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Can has been called up to the national team for the second consecutive time after making his international debut against Poland.

Galatasaray striker Lukas Podolski has been called up to the national team but in-form Beşiktaş forward Mario Gomez has been left out.

Germany squad:

Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Bernd Leno (Borussia Dortmund), Ter Stegen (Barcelona)

Defenders:Jerome Boateng (both Bayern Munich), Jonas Hector (Cologne), Matthias Ginter, Emre Can (Liverpool) Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund), Shkodran Mustafi (Valencia), Sebastian Rudy (Hoffenheim)

Midfielders: Karim Bellarabi (Bayer Leverkusen), Ilkay Gundogan (Borussia Dortmund), Marco Reus (Real Madrid), Christoph Kramer (Borussia Monchengladbach),Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich), Mesut Ozil (Arsenal), Lukas Podolski (Inter), Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund), Andre Schurrle (Wolfsburg), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Manchester United)

Forwards: Mario Gotze (Bayern Munich), Max Kruse (Borussia Monchengladbach)

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