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Five Arsenal players who could shine in Brazil

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With the summer World Cup approaching we look at the five Arsenal players who could make the biggest splash in Brazil.

With this summer’s World Cup tournament rapidly approaching club fans will be turning to events in Brazil in order to see their side’s best players in international action.

Arsenal have a wealth of representatives in football's greatest competition, the majority of whom will be given the opportunity to impress over the coming weeks.

Here we pinpoint the five Gunners who could make the biggest splash this summer.

Mesut Ozil – Germany

Germany coach Joachim Low builds his attack around Mesut Ozil and, consequently, he is expected to be one of the major stars of the tournament.

After enduring a difficult debut season in England, he will view the World Cup as a chance to re-establish a reputation that has been tarnished in recent months. Playing in more familiar surroundings he could reaffirm his world-class credentials.

Jack Wilshere – England

Jack Wilshere was absolutely heartbroken to miss the European Championships in 2012, but now he will be given the opportunity to thrive at the heart of the Three Lion’s midfield.

The 22-year-old has been the great hope of the England team for several years and he looks set to be given a key-role in Brazil. Despite an injury-hit season, he has been awarded the number seven shirt by Roy Hodgson, suggesting he could be for a start against Italy.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – England

‘The Ox’ is another talented Arsenal player who has suffered from injury throughout his career. Not only did he miss the first half of the season with a serious knee problem, he was also absent during the FA Cup final due to a groin strain.

It’s more likely he’ll be used as an impact substitute towards the latter stage of matches, yet he’ll still be looking to pop up with a goal or two.

He scored a stunning goal for England in the Maracana in 2013, helping England to a 1-1 draw against this summer’s hosts.

Joel Campbell – Costa Rica

Arsenal's young loan star is a regular starter for his country and he’ll be looking to impress in England’s group. After all, a good showing in Brazil might be enough to convince Wenger to let him fight for his place at the Emirates during the 2014/15 season.

The exciting attacker showed flashes of brilliance for Olympiacos in the Champions League this season, scoring against Manchester United in the knock-out phase.

Olivier Giroud – France

Olivier Giroud will be competing with Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema for a place in the France attack, but he could be given an opportunity to shine if his compatriot’s form isn’t up to scratch.

Didier Deschamps will have no qualms in introducing Arsenal's powerful forward as an alternative. He will, of course, be looking to add to his 16 Premier League goals for the season.

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