Mesut Ozil has been sent home to Arsenal from international duty with Germany and will subsequently not feature for his country against Brazil on Tuesday evening, a measure taken by Joachim Low to supposedly ease fatigue in the squad as Die Mannschaft gear up to defend the World Cup in the summer.
Prior to Friday’s friendly clash against Spain, which ended 1-1, Low revealed – via a report published by Mirror – that he was reluctant to use the same players which played against La Roja in their second scheduled meeting against Brazil, so it appears that Ozil isn’t the only casualty.
“I think tomorrow [before the Spain game] the structure will be around Jerome, Mats, Muller, Kroos and Ozil who will start.” He said
“I am not planning to play the same players in both matches. I want to try things out.”
FC Bayern Munich’s Thomas Muller scored against Spain in the recent encounter but also returned to Bavaria and Liverpool’s Emre Can, a key component in Nationalelf’s midfield, is another member which is surplus to requirement, with Germany revealing on Twitter:
“With ongoing back problems leaving him without a chance of playing against Brazil on Tuesday, Emre Can has returned home today. Get well soon!”
Gunners fans can now breath a deep sigh of relief, though, as ultimately Ozil isn’t injured or hampered in any way, shape or form. His respective return to club duties is purely to satisfy Low’s hunger for squad rotation against the best national set-ups on the planet.
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