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Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil wins Germany player of the year award

A poll was conducted among fans, with the former Real Madrid player coming out on top

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has been named Germany's national player of the year following a fans' poll conducted by the German Football Federation.

The award is the 25-year-old's third in succession as he finished with more than 30 per cent of the votes, ahead of Bayern Munich pair Phillip Lahm and Thomas Muller.

He told dfb.de: "This award makes me proud and happy.

"Above all, because (the vote) was carried out by the fans."