Photo: Mesut Ozil sends message to Alexis Sanchez ahead of Arsenal v Man City

Mesut Ozil sends a birthday message to Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez

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Mesut Ozil gets full marks for remembering to send a message to birthday boy Alexis Sanchez ahead of Arsenal’s clash against Manchester City at The Emirates on Monday night.

The Chile international is unlikely to feature in the top-of-the-table clash in north London after he injured his hamstring during a 1-1 draw with Norwich City at Carrow Road last month.

Although Sanchez is not expected to play any part in the game against third-placed City, the £35m signing is on the road to recovery after the forward returned to England from Chile earlier in December.

And Arsenal midfielder Ozil wished Sanchez a very happy 27th birthday as the club’s record signing geared up for the visit of Manuel Pellegrini’s side tomorrow night.

Ozil wrote on his Instagram page: “Happy birthday, Alexis! ☺🎉🎈#AFC #Sanchez #YaGunnersYa”

The World Cup winner has scored two goals and has made 13 assists in 15 Premier League appearances for Arsene Wenger’s side this season.

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The north London outfit are five points behind surprise Premier League leaders Leicester City.

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