Arsenal star Mesut Ozil starts in attacking midfield role for Germany

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Arsenal star Mesut Özil will start in his favoured attacking midfield role for Germany against Poland in their Euro 2016 Group D qualification game.

Özil was part of the Germany national team side that won the World Cup in Brazil last summer.

The 26-year-old was a doubt going into the game having missed Arsenal’s clash with Newcastle United in the Premier League last week.

The Arsenal playmaker picked up a minor-knee injury but has made a full recovery and will start from the get go.

Germany are currently second in the group one point behind Poland but will overtake their opponents with a win in Frankfurt.

Özil is one of two players in the starting line-up of Turkish origin with the other being Liverpool youngster Emre Can.

Turkey had three players born in Germany in their starting XI yesterday – Hakan Balta, Gökhan Töre and Hakan Çalhanoğlu.

Germany v Poland

Stadium: Frankfurter Volksbank Stadion

Referee: N. Rizzoli

Neuer; Hector, Hummels, Boateng, Can; Schweinsteiger, Kroos; Muller, Ozil, Bellarabi; Kruse

Fabianski; Piszczek, Pazdan, Szukala, Rybus; Krychowiak, Maczynski, Blaszczykowski, Grosicki, Peszko; Lewandowski

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