Chelsea star Schurrle beats Arsenal trio to German award

Andre Schurrle & Mesut Ozil

Andre Schurrle beat Arsenal trio Podolski, Mertesacker and Ozil to claim the 'Audience Award' - an award given to the person considered to transmitting the most positive image of Germany abroad.

The 23-year-old was evidently delighted to have pipped his countryman to claim the prestigious Audience Award in Berlin, and considered himself to be 'very proud' by the achievement. 

"The award is an honour and incentive to always be aware as a certain role model," Schurrle said.

"I am very proud to represent the people of Germany in England. I feel at home here and I hope to make my country even more proud this summer in Brazil."

Since his arrival from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer, the German international has quickly got up to speed with life in London, and life playing in the Premier League

Schurrle has netted eight times in 41 Chelsea appearances this season, including a dazzling hat-trick against west London rivals Fulham just two-months ago. He has also proven important in the Champions League, scoring against Paris Saint-Germain, and sending Chelsea through to the Champions League semi-final. 

The Arsenal trio will undoubtedly be disappointed, however, all four players have had a respectable season and will look to challenge for the accolade again next time round. 

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