World Cup: Per Mertesacker, Lukas Podolski and Mesut Ozil in provisional Germany squad
Arsenal trio Per Mertesacker, Lukas Podolski and Mesut Ozil have been named in Germany's provisional World Cup squad.
Last Updated: 08/05/14 4:44pm
And they are joined in the training party by Chelsea midfielder Andre Schurrle, the only other player from the Barclays Premier League.
Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira has also been included, despite having not played since November due to a serious knee injury.
Low named inexperienced triumvirate, Genoa defender Shkodran Mustafi, Freiburg midfielder Matthias Ginter and Borussia Dortmund defender Erik Durm, as well as talented Schalke teenagers Leon Goretzka and Max Meyer.
"We need young dynamic players like those who perhaps only recently played themselves into contention. They can inject fresh impetus into the side," said Low, whose team was booed by their own fans during the lacklustre 1-0 win over Chile in March.
"Many players are used to high-pressure situations from playing in the Champions League, they can live with it. Our foreign-based players also profit from establishing themselves abroad. That brings them further on a sporting level. Generally we have a good mix in the squad."
Fiorentina striker Mario Gomez has missed out on selection due to his persistent injury problems, while there was no place for Borussia Monchengladbach goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen and former Germany No 1 Rene Adler.
"(Gomez) was injured for seven months, only played 280 minutes since September," Low said. "So I formed the opinion that he isn't in a position psychically to cope with the conditions in Brazil."
Bayern Munich contribute seven players to the squad, more than any other side, with Dortmund boasting six.
Philipp Lahm, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Toni Kroos and Mario Gotze lead the Bayern contingent, while Marco Reus, Mats Hummels and Marcel Schmelzer are among the best known Dortmund players.
"Behind each of these names is a clear 'yes'," added Low. "We'll have to send some of them home and of course that will lead to disappointment but those players will have contributed to German football and they can be proud of that."
Hoffenheim forward Kevin Volland and veteran Miroslav Klose are the only dedicated front men in the party, but Podolski, who has scored 46 times for his country in 112 appearances, and Muller (16 in 47) have also been utilised for club and country in the position.
Low has until May 13 to submit a squad of no more than 30 players to FIFA, with the deadline for the final 23-man squad on June 2.
Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Roman Weidenfeller (Borussia Dortmund), Ron-Robert Zieler (Hannover).
Defenders: Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich), Erik Durm (Borussia Dortmund), Kevin Grosskreutz (Borussia Dortmund), Benedikt Howedes (Schalke), Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund), Marcell Jansen (Hamburg), Philipp Lahm (Bayern Munich), Per Mertesacker (Arsenal), Shkodran Mustafi (Sampdoria), Marcel Schmelzer (Borussia Dortmund).
Midfielders: Lars Bender (Bayer Leverkusen), Julian Draxler (Schalke), Matthias Ginter (Freiburg), Leon Goretzka (Schalke), Mario Gotze (Bayern Munich), Andre Hahn (Augsburg), Sami Khedira (Real Madrid), Toni Kroos (Bayern Munich), Max Meyer (Schalke), Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich), Mesut Ozil (Arsenal), Lukas Podolski (Arsenal), Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund), Andre Schurrle (Chelsea), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern Munich).
Forwards: Miroslav Klose (Lazio), Kevin Volland (Hoffenheim).