PICTURE: Mertesacker's show of support for Ozil

Per Mertesacker has sent teammate and fellow German Mesut Ozil a message of support.

Arsenal central defender Per Mertesacker has sent Mesut Ozil a message of support as he nurses his way back to full health after injury.

Ozil has been out of action since he picked up a hamstring problem during the 1-1 draw at Bayern Munich which saw the £42.5 million man brought off at half-time.

Ozil’s form over the second half of the season has dipped and the ‘BFG’ was keen to lend his close friend a message of support on social media site Instagram.

"Brother, this injury will make you come back stronger and agile - we love you very much - BFG"

Mertesacker posted a picture of himself with a simple caption, revealing his belief that Ozil will come back stronger for the injury.

Ozil is likely to be out of action until next month but will return for vital matches in Arsenal’s Premier League title race.

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