Arsenal star Mesut Ozil targets more silverware

Germany national team

Mesut Özil has stated that playing at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro would be a highlight in his career.

The Arsenal playmaker went on to say that the decision ultimately is up to Germany u21 manager Horst Hrubesch.

Players must be under the age of 23 to play at the Olympics however, three over-age players are allowed in each country’s squad.

“It would be wicked. The coach [Horst Hrubesch] decides whether I’ll receive a call up,” Ozil was quotes as saying by ESPN.

“Should he ask me, I would not say no. I would love to take part in the Olympic Games in Rio and chase the medals with our lads. The Olympic Games would certainly be a real career highlight.”

The Olympic Games take place from August 5 to August 21, less than a month after the end of Euro 2016.

Özil is expected to feature in Germany’s Euro 2016 qualification encounter with Poland this week despite suffering a knee injury which kept him out of Arsenal’s clash with newcastle.

The 26-year-old is also understood to be available for Germany’s clash with Scotland next week. Germany sit in second place in Group D with 13 points in six games.

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