Arsenal star Mesut Ozil: Germany deserve a World Cup win

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Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil has claimed that his national side Germany "deserve" to win this summer's World Cup.

The 25-year-old, who became the Gunners' most expensive player of all time when he moved from Real Madrid for around £42.5m last summer, will be part of the German squad that travels to Brazil next month.

Much will be expected of the talented Ozil in South America, but the former Los Blancos star is ready to embrace the pressure.

Die Mannschaf were beaten in the semi-finals at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa when Carles Puyol's goal gave eventual winners Spain a 1-0 win but Ozil is targeting a triumph this time round.

Ozil believes that the side which went close four years ago now has experience and capabilities to go on to win the trophy in July. quotes OzIl as saying: "Germany deserve to win a World Cup again. The entire nation seemingly expects us to win the World Cup."

"We were all still young in 2010 and everybody was surprise that we were that good, but there's plenty of pressure this time around. Everything's different now because we have been playing some great football over the past four years."

It's been a mixed debut season for Ozil in London, with the German initially starting brightly before fading later on in the campaign.

However, the last few weeks saw Ozil regain his form somewhat, and Arsene Wenger claimed that his attacking midfielder will be one of the players of the season next term.

Germany face fairly difficult group phase in Brazil, with Ghana, United States and Portugal lying in wait.

Joachim Low's side begin their Group G phase with a mouth-watering clash with Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal on June 16.

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