Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has been dropped from Germany’s squad for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

The German’s had a slow start to the season at the Emirates and was benched for the Gunners’ 2-0 win against West Brom.

The 28-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and has been struggling for fitness at the start of the campaign.

Germany boss Joachim Low says it is a good opportunity for Ozil to recuperate during the international break alongisde Sami Khedira. ‘With Mesut Ozil and Sami Khedira, I assume that they will be better rested during the international break,’ said Low.