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Joachim Low has given a strong indication that Mesut Ozil will be part of Germany’s World Cup plans this summer (Germany 6.00 to lift the trophy), despite an indifferent season for the midfielder.
The 25-year-old made a high-profile switch in the summer, when he left Real Madrid to join Arsenal in a £42.5million deal.
After a bright start to life with the Gunners, Ozil (85.00 to be the World Cup odds‘s top goalscorer) suffered a big dip in form and was criticised for his part in Arsenal’s Champions League exit to Bayern Munich.
The former Werder Bremen man then suffered a hamstring injury, which has kept him on the sidelines in recent weeks and it remains unclear when he will return.
Despite his problems of late, Low still remains a fan of Ozil and has belief in his ability heading into this summer’s World Cup finals.
The Germany coach stated: “I know what Mesut Ozil can do. I have 100 per cent faith that he will find his best form between now and the World Cup.
“In leaving Spanish football for the Premier League he has had to get used to a different style of play.”
Ozil has made over 50 appearances for his country and the latest remarks from Low suggest he could well be handed a key role when Germany face Portugal in their opening Group G game.
Ghana and USA make up a group that Germany will expect to qualify from (1.48 to win Group G), as they go in search of their first World Cup success since 1990.