111 cap Arsenal star could miss World Cup while starlet team-mate makes the cut

Lukas Podolski Germany

Arsenal star Lukas Podolski has had an injury ravaged season at The Emirates, while Serge Gnabry is now on Jogi Low's agenda.

Germany defeated England last night with consummate ease as Jogi Low’s men made us look like boys in a dynamic and comfortable performance at Wembley Stadium - England’s second defeat in a row at home.

However one comment after the game that seemed to catch the attention of many involved Arsenal youngster Serge Gnabry.

The talented midfielder has had something of a breakout season at The Emirates and Germany coach Jogi Low made it clear that Gnabry was on his radar - potentially for the World Cup next summer:

"The boy is really good. He has exceptional qualities. I'm still open to him making the World Cup squad. We have an eye on him."

But the German team is already highly competitive - and for him to make it into the final 23 he will have to get the edge on a few big names.

The nation already have the likes of Sidney Sam, Marco Reus, Toni Kroos, Thomas Muller, Julian Draxler, Andre Schurrle, Mesut Ozil, Mario Gotze and co who play in the three attacking midfield slots behind the striker.

If Gnabry is also to get into that mix - it is going to make it very difficult for another Arsenal player to be involved.

Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski has not been in a Germany squad since getting injured against Paraguay on the 14th August. Since then he has been out suffering with a hamstring injury and needs to return to action in order to force his way back into the squad considering the amount of top talent currently doing the rounds.

With his upstart team-mate now also in consideration Low is running out pof places in the squad for the 28-year-old - despite his impressive 111 caps and 46 goals for Germany.

The fact is if he does not recover soon and have a decent second half of the season he is going to find it very difficult to make his way back into the German team considering the plethora of competition for his position on the field.

And Serge Gnabry has just made that even more difficult.

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