Ozil Shines for Germany
The Arsenal playmaker played an important role as the World Cup holder topped Poland in the Euro 2016 qualifying match, returning to the top of Group D, writes Eliot Rothwell. Mesut Ozil has not always been immune from criticism in Germany. Despite featuring in Joachim Low's World Cup-winning side, the Arsenal playmaker's languid style often provokes murmurs of discontent about his application and attitude on the pitch. Germany boss Low has continued to show faith in the 26-year-old, presenting him with a place in the starting lineup as the current World Cup holder defeated a resilient Poland side 3-1 in Friday's Euro 2016 Group D qualifier.