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Julian Draxler and Marco Reus left out of Germany squad

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Arsenal target Julian Draxler has been left out of Germany’s squad to face Chile next week, as has Marco Reus, with manager Joachim Low choosing to allow the pair further time to regain their fitness after respective recent injuries.

Draxler had not played for two months until making his return for Schalke against Mainz in the Bundesliga a week ago, while he played for the entire 90 minutes of the 6-1 midweek defeat to Real Madrid int he Champions League.

The 20-year-old, who Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger had hoped to bring to the Emirates Stadium in the January transfer window, is being left out as a precaution, with Draxler expected to earn a place in the World Cup squad this summer.

Along with Draxler, Reus has also been afforded an extra period of rest during the international break, with Low choosing not to risk the Borussia Dortmund midfielder. One World Cup guarantee who misses out due to injury is Thomas Muller of Bayern Munich.

Germany squad in full:

Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Roman Weidenfeller (Borussia Dortmund)

Defenders: Jerome Boateng, Philipp Lahm (Bayern Munich), Matthias Ginter (Freiburg), Kevin Grosskreutz, Marcel Schmelzer (Borussia Dortmund), Marcell Jansen (Hamburg), Shkodran Mustafi (Sampdoria), Per Mertesacker (Arsenal)

Midfielders: Lars Bender (Bayer Leverkusen), Andre Hahn (Augsburg), Mario Gotze, Toni Kroos, Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern Munich), Mesut Ozil, (Arsenal), Sidney Sam (Bayer Leverkusen)

Forwards: Pierre-Michel Lasogga (Hamburg), Miroslav Klose (Lazio), Lukas Podolski (Arsenal), Andre Schurrle (Chelsea)

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