Arsenal trio in Germany World Cup squad

Germany Coach Joachim Low has named his 23-man squad for the World Cup, including Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira and Arsenal trio Per Mertesacker, Lukas Podolski and Mesut Ozil, Sky Sports has reported.

Chelsea’s Andre Schurrle will also go to Brazil with Die Mannschaft but Low has named only one out-and-out striker, Lazio veteran Miroslav Klose, with the likes of Thomas Muller, Mario Gotze and Toni Kroos also involved.

Germany are in Group G in the tournament, along with Portugal, Ghana and the United States. They begin their campaign against Portugal on June 16 in Salvador.

Germany squad in full:

Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Roman Weidenfeller (Borussia Dortmund), Ron-Robert Zieler (Hannover)

Defenders: Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich), Erik Durm (Borussia Dortmund), Kevin Grosskreutz (Borussia Dortmund), Benedikt Howedes (FC Schalke), Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund), Philipp Lahm (Bayern Munich), Per Mertesacker (Arsenal)

Midfielders: Julian Draxler (Schalke), Matthias Ginter (Freiburg), Mario Gotze (Bayern Munich), Christoph Kramer (Borussia Monchengladbach), Sami Khedira (Real Madrid), Toni Kroos (Bayern Munich), Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich), Mesut Ozil (Arsenal), Lukas Podolski (Arsenal), Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund), Andre Schurrle (Chelsea), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern Munich)

Strikers: Miroslav Klose (Lazio)

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