Photo: Arsenal star Mesut Ozil pays tribute to Germany legend with t-shirt

Mesut Ozil sends a unique birthday message to Franz Beckenbauer

A photo posted by Mesut Özil (@m10_official) on

Mesut Ozil took to social media to wish Franz Beckenbauer a happy birthday after the Germany legend turned 70 on Friday.

The former Bayern Munich star was twice named the European player of the year and amassed 103 caps for West Germany.

Ozil celebrated the Germany legend’s birthday by donning a special t-shirt featuring a picture of the former sweeper.

The Arsenal playmaker shared the picture above on his personal Instagram account and wrote: “He has always known how to #BeTheDifference as a player and as a coach 😉 Wearing the @adidasoriginals #Kaiser70 on his special day! Happy birthday, Franz! 😊🎉🎉🎈 #Beckenbauer #legend”

Ozil will be expecting to feature when Arsenal return to Premier League action against Stoke City at Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Gunners, who did not sign any outfield players during the summer transfer window, head into the game on the back of their 1-0 win at Newcastle United, which Ozil missed due to a minor knee injury.

MORE: Read the latest Arsenal player tweets

Arsene Wenger’s men are currently sixth in the Premier League table after having taken seven points from their opening four top-flight games.

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