Reports from Germany say that Mesut Ozil will not be selected for either of the two internationals the World Champions are facing in the next international break.
Joachim Löw’s side face San Marino in a qualifier on Friday November 11th, before playing a friendly against Italy on November 15th.
However, Kicker say the Arsenal playmaker won’t be selected for either game, allowing him time to rest.
Özil will be given a complete break during the next international break. Huge for Arsenal. https://t.co/pe9txT8QoR
— Lewis (@LGAmbrose) November 3, 2016
You have to say it’s sensible management. Germany are clearly capable of beating San Marino without the 28 year old, and playing him in a friendly against Italy seems kinda pointless.
Not all Arsenal players will have such consideration shown to them, of course, as fixtures and circumstances will require their presence, but hats off to the Germans for this one.