Photo: Mesut Ozil sends message to injured Arsenal midfielder

Mesut Ozil has a special message for injured Arsenal star Santi Cazorla

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Mesut Ozil loves an assist after the Arsenal midfielder notched his 13th of the Premier League season in Sunday’s 2-0 win at Aston Villa.

But the Gunners midfielder doesn’t limit his assists to the pitch after the Germany midfielder looked to ensure injured team-mate Santi Cazorla had a special 31st birthday.

The Spain international is currently sidelined with a knee injury after Cazorla picked up the problem during Arsenal’s 1-1 draw at Norwich City in late November.

And as if moving to the top of the Premier League wasn’t enough motivation for the Gunners star, Ozil delivered his latest assist and three points in honour of Cazorla on the pint-sized midfielder’s birthday on Sunday.

Ozil dedicated a special message to Cazorla on his Instagram page: “Congratulations Santi! 👏🎈🎉 I hope we could assist you having a pleasant 31st birthday with our away win today! 😉😉 #GetWellSoon @arsenal”

Ozil, 27, has scored two goals and has made 13 assists in 15 Premier League appearances for the north London outfit so far this term.

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The Gunners midfielder has won back-to-back FA Cups since the German playmaker moved to Arsenal in his record deal from Los Blancos.

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