Photo: Arsenal stars pose with Brazilian security - 'We're safe here'

Lukas Podolski 3 Germany

Mesut Ozil and Lukas Podolski have got close to their security guards in Brazil.

Arsenal have plenty of players at the World Cup this summer, many of which are on the same team. Three Arsenal players are all at the World Cup with Germany - as Lukas Podolski, Mesut Ozil and Per Mertesacker all hope to bring the trophy home for Die Mannschaaft.

Germany have a tough group, with Ghana, USA and Portugal all hoping to extinguish Jogi Low's hopes in the Group Stage.

There is certainly plenty of threat on the football pitch, with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Asamoah Gyan and Clint Dempsey all hoping to fire them out of the competition early.

However, in terms of a threat off the pitch, they have plenty of protection.

Ozil and Podolski have both posted pictures on their social networking sites highlighting the protection they have whilst walking around the streets of Brazil - which has been marred by protests and violence in the weeks leading up to the competition.

Both looked quite happy to be with the army guys during their outings. With Marco Reus out of the tournament with ankle ligament damage one of Podolski or Ozil will need to step up this summer. So hopefully they can become the German national team's secret weapon this summer.

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