Photo: Mesut Ozil poses with Chelsea FC star on team bus

Mesut Ozil looks to be in high spirits as he poses for a picture with Chelsea FC defender Antonio Rudiger on Germany duty

Social Spy
By Social Spy
Ozil Rudiger
Mesut Ozil and Antonio Rudiger Photo: Mesut Ozil / Instagram

Mesut Ozil looked to be in high spirits as he posed for a picture with Antonio Rudiger after linking up with his Germany team-mates for international duty.

After a brief break following the end of the Premier League season, Ozil and his Germany team-mates have now reported for international duty as the build-up to the World Cup begins.

It was something of a disappointing season for Ozil at Arsenal, as the Gunners slumped to a sixth-placed finish in the Premier League and missed out on a trophy.

However, the 29-year-old playmaker will now be hoping to end the campaign on the best possible note by trying to help Germany win the World Cup in Russia.

Rudiger enjoyed a mixed first campaign at Chelsea FC following his move from AS Roma last summer, as the Blues missed out on Champions League qualification with a fifth-placed finish.

However, the Blues did end the campaign on a positive note, as they beat Manchester United 1-0 in the FA Cup final earlier this month.

Ozil posted the picture above on his personal Instagram account and wrote the caption: “When you and your bro got the back row of the bus to yourselves 🤙🏼 #DieMannschaft #BestNeverRest #HereToCreate @dfb_team @toniruediger.”

The World Cup begins in Russia on 14 June as Germany look to try and defend the title they won four years ago.

MORE: Latest Arsenal news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Martin Keown
Martin Keown makes prediction about Aubameyang’s Arsenal future
Frank Lampard
Sky Sports reporter: Chelsea FC will make this signing this summer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Man United set to make late bid for 24-year-old midfielder – report
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Man United ‘close’ to agreeing personal terms ahead of first summer signing – report
Timo Werner
‘A very dangerous player’: Christian Pulisic rates Chelsea FC signing
Ben Chilwell and Danny Drinkwater (Photo: Danny Drinkwater / Instagram)
Chelsea FC will have to pay world-record fee for 23-year-old – report
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Novak Djokovic is defending champion at the Mutua Madrid Open (Photo: Marianne Bevis)
Madrid Open cancelled in latest blow to 2020 tennis schedule
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Photo: Screen grab)
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer drops hint about Man United summer signings
Frank Lampard
Duncan Castles: Chelsea FC have made enquiry about signing 28-year-old