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Mesut Ozil names dream five-a-side team and includes Man Utd hero Marcus Rashford but no Arsenal players

, Mesut Ozil names dream five-a-side team and includes Man Utd hero Marcus Rashford but no Arsenal players

MESUT OZIL did not name any Arsenal stars in his dream five-a-side team.

But the Gunners outcast did include THREE players from former club Real Madrid.

Here’s who Mesut Ozil picked to play in his five-a-side team

Ozil, 32, has been axed from Arsenal’s Premier League and Europa League squads.

The midfielder has not played a competitive game for the London club since March.

Despite being dropped, he has continued to show his support for Arsenal off the pitch.

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But he snubbed the Gunners as he named his dream five-a-side team on Twitter.

The rule was that he could only use one active player from each of Brazil, Italy, France, Croatia and England.

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Here’s who he picked and why…

, Mesut Ozil names dream five-a-side team and includes Man Utd hero Marcus Rashford but no Arsenal players

Gianluigi Buffon has played for Juventus since 2019

Gianluigi Buffon

Legendary keeper Buffon, 42, included Ozil in his dream Premier League XI in 2016.

And the midfielder returned the favour this week as he picked him to be his No1.

Buffon, now at Juventus, has made 1,094 appearances for club and country since his debut in 1995.

, Mesut Ozil names dream five-a-side team and includes Man Utd hero Marcus Rashford but no Arsenal players

Marcelo and Mesut Ozil played together at Real Madrid

Marcelo

Ozil spent three seasons with Marcelo at Madrid from 2010 until 2013.

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The pair won the La Liga title and Copa del Rey during their time together in Spain.

Arsenal star Ozil has picked Marcelo, 32, as his only defender even though he’s struggled for form of late.

, Mesut Ozil names dream five-a-side team and includes Man Utd hero Marcus Rashford but no Arsenal players

Luka Modric has played for Real Madrid since 2012

Luka Modric

Madrid star Modric has been selected to patrol the midfield of Ozil’s dream team.

The pair only played together for a short while at Madrid before Ozil moved to Arsenal.

Modric turned 35 last month, but the Gunners star has clearly opted for experience over energy.

, Mesut Ozil names dream five-a-side team and includes Man Utd hero Marcus Rashford but no Arsenal players

Mesut Ozil and Karim Benema joined forces at the Bernabeu

Karim Benzema

Real Madrid legend Benzema, 32, would lead the line in the five-a-side team.

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Gonzalo Higuain will be in agreement with Ozil’s choice as he ranked Benzema ahead of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Benzema has chipped in with four goals for Madrid during the 2020-21 LaLiga campaign.

, Mesut Ozil names dream five-a-side team and includes Man Utd hero Marcus Rashford but no Arsenal players

Marcus Rashford has never played on the same team as Mesut Ozil

Marcus Rashford

Last but not least, Ozil picked Manchester United rival Marcus Rashford, 23, to complete his team.

The German midfielder has also expressed his admiration for Rashford’s achievements off the pitch.

Following the striker’s campaign to end child food poverty in the UK, Ozil labelled his work as ‘incredible’.

, Mesut Ozil names dream five-a-side team and includes Man Utd hero Marcus Rashford but no Arsenal players

Mesut Ozil has fallen out of favour at the Emirates

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