Wenger: Intelligent to leave out Ozil

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Arsene Wenger will be happy to see Mesut Ozil omitted from the Germany squad to face San Marino and Italy during the international break.

The 28-year-old midfielder has been exceptional for the Gunners this season and has scored seven goals already, including a superb winner against Ludogorets in the Champions League on Tuesday in their 3-2 win.

The Gunners face Tottenham before the two-week Premier League break before taking on Manchester United and Paris Saint Germain in what should be a testing spell for Wenger's charges.

Germany face San Marino in a World Cup Qualifier on November 11 before taking on Italy in a friendly encounter on November 15.

At his press conference on Thursday, Wenger said he felt it would be an "intelligent" decision by Germany Head Coach Joachim Low to leave out the player.

He said: "I think it would be an intelligent decision and I would welcome it. We have to wait until he (Joachim Low) gives the selection out to see if Mesut gets a rest or not." 

The full Germany squad is as follows:

Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Bernd Leno (Bayer Leverkusen), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona).

Defenders: Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich), Yannick Gerhardt (Wolfsburg), Jonas Hector (Cologne), Benjamin Henrichs (Bayer Leverkusen), Benedikt Howedes (Schalke), Mats Hummels, Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich), Shkodran Mustafi (Arsenal), Sebastian Rudy (Hoffenheim), Jonathan Tah (Bayer Leverkusen).

Midfielders/Forwards: Julian Brandt (Bayer Leverkusen), Serge Gnabry (Werder Bremen), Mario Gomez (Wolfsburg), Leon Goretzka (Schalke), Mario Gotze (Borussia Dortmund), Ilkay Gundogan (Manchester City), Sami Khedira (Juventus), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Max Meyer (Schalke), Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich), Kevin Volland (Bayer Leverkusen), Julian Weigl (Borussia Dortmund).

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