Arsenal's Ozil and Podolski pay tribute to retiring German legend Miroslav Klose via Twitter

Arsenal's Mesut Ozil and Lukas Podolski are among those paying tribute to Miroslav Klose.

German international Miroslav Klose has elected to bow out at the very top, and retire from international football.

The 36-year-old has decided to bow out as a World Cup winner, and concentrate on his club campaign with Lazio.

The striker broke Ronaldo's record to hit his 15th and 16th World Cup goals at Brazil 2014, to become the all-time leading goalscorer at the tournament.

Among those to pay tribute, were his international teammates and Arsenal stars, Mesut Ozil and Lukas Podolski:

Klose's international retirement was perhaps inevitable, and he is not the only member of the German side to do so, with Philip Lahm confirming his surprise intention to call it quits last month.

The German has previously suggested he will play just one more season at Lazio before a full retirement.

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