Mesut Ozil sends heartfelt message to former Arsenal star on Instagram

Mesut Ozil pays tribute to Lukas Podolski after the former Arsenal forward retired from Germany duty

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Mesut Ozil has taken to social media to wish Lukas Podolski all the best after the former Arsenal forward announced his retirement from Germany duty on Monday.

Podolski called time on his international career after helping the German team reach the semi-finals of Euro 2016 in France.

The 31-year-old helped his country win the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, and scored 48 goals in a 129-cap career.

The 3-0 win over Slovakia at Euro 2016 earlier in the summer has proved to be Podolski’s final game for his country.

Arsenal star Ozil lined up alongside Podolski plenty of times for both club and country.

And the Arsenal playmaker was quick to use his personal Instagram account to pay tribute to the Polish-born forward.

Ozil shared the photo montage above on his personal Instagram account and wrote: “Do you remember, @poldi_official? 😉⚽ We fought, we suffered, we laughed and we won together. 🏆 Three cheers for you, bro! 😘 Thank you for everything 👋 #DieMannschaft”

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Ozil did not feature for Arsenal as they slumped to a disappointing 4-3 defeat by Liverpool at Emirates Stadium in their Premier League opener on Sunday afternoon.

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