The Arsenal duo keep their places in Joachim Low's squad to take on les Bleus, but Tottenham new-boy Lewis Holtby misses the chance to win his fourth international capJoachim Low has named Arsenal duo Lukas Podolski and Per Mertesacker amongst his 23-man party for Germany's friendly match with France on February 6, but Tottenham new-boy Lewis Holtby misses out.
Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez and Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira have also been recalled, having missed Germany's scoreless draw against Netherlands back in November 2012 due to injury.
Schalke midfielder Roman Neustadter has been dropped from the team that took on the Oranje three months ago, while Bayern Munich defender Holger Badstuber remains unavailable due to injury.
Bayer Leverkusen attacker Stefan Kiessling was expected to get a call-up for the match versus les Bleus following his fine performances this season, but misses out.
The France friendly is an opportunity for Lazio striker Miroslav Klose to equal Gerd Muller as Germany's all-time top scorer.
The 34-year-old has netted 67 times so far, and is only one goal short of the 1974 World Cup winner.
The squad to face France in full:
|Manuel Neuer||Bayern Munich|
|Jerome Boateng||Bayern Munich|
|Mats Hummels||Borussia Dortmund|
|Marcel Schmelzer||Borussia Dortmund|
|Philipp Lahm||Bayern Munich|
|Lars Bender||Bayer Leverkusen|
|Mario Gotze||Borussia Dortmund|
|Ilkay Gundogan||Borussia Dortmund|
|Bastian Schweinsteiger||Bayern Munich|
|Sami Khedira||Real Madrid|
|Toni Kroos||Bayern Munich|
|Mesut Ozil||Real Madrid|
|Mario Gomez||Bayern Munich|
|Thomas Muller||Bayern Munich|
|Marco Reus||Borussia Dortmund|
|Andre Schurrle||Bayer Leverkusen|