Photo: Arsenal star Mesut Ozil sends message to former club

Arsenal star Mesut Ozil posts a nostalgic snap of Schalke's famous Gelsenkirchen Stadium

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Mesut Ozil may have enjoyed one of the biggest victories of his Arsenal career on Sunday, but the German was reminiscing over old times on Wednesday evening.

The World Cup winner provided the cross for Danny Welbeck’s winner in a 2-1 victory over Premier League title rivals Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Ozil has been in sparkling form for the north London side so far this season after a return of four goals and 17 assists in 24 Premier League appearances.

However, the 27-year-old hasn’t forgotten his roots despite the prospect of a first Premier League title after he posted a snap of himself in front of Schalke’s Gelsenkirchen Stadium.

Ozil wrote on his Instagram page: “A place I will never forget. ⚽ #August2006 #MyFirstBundesligaMatch #Gelsenkirchen #S04”

The Arsenal star scored one goal in 39 appearances for Schalke before the playmaker moved to Werder Bremen in 2008.

The midfielder netted 17 times in 106 games before he completed a move to Real Madrid following the 2010 World Cup.

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Arsenal made Ozil their most-expensive signing after the north London side paid a club-record £42.5m for the German in 2014.

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