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 "This award makes me proud and happy.

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