Photo: Arsenal star Mesut Ozil sends message to Cristiano Ronaldo

Mesut Ozil is quick to wish Cristiano Ronaldo a happy birthday on Instagram

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Mesut Ozil has taken to social media to wish Cristiano Ronaldo a happy birthday after the Real Madrid star turned 31 on Friday.

Ozil and Ronaldo played together for a number of years at Madrid before the Germany playmaker’s big-money transfer to Arsenal in the summer of 2013.

Ronaldo has recently become Real Madrid’s all-time top goal-scorer and has been in fine form this season.

And the Arsenal playmaker was quick to send a message to his former team-mate on Instagram on Friday afternoon.

Ozil shared the picture above of the duo playing for Real Madrid on the photo-sharing app and wrote: “Happy Birthday, my friend! #RealMadrid #oldtimes #cr7 #cristiano #ronaldo”

Ozil, 27, will be expecting to feature when Arsenal return to Premier League action with a trip to Bournemouth on Sunday afternoon.

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The World Cup winner was unable to help Arsene Wenger’s men conjure a winner as they were held to a frustrating goalless draw by Southampton at The Emirates on Tuesday night.

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