Mesut Ozil tweets good luck message to French Arsenal teammates ahead of Euro opener

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The Arsenal playmaker is hoping to see teammates Olivier Giroud and Laurent Kosciely kick off the tournament with a bang.

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Ahead of tonight's opening Euro 2016 fixture between France and Romania, Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has nailed his colours to the mast of the home nation, sending a good luck message to club teammates Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny.

France will get the tournament underway at Stade de France this evening, and both Giroud and Koscielny have been named in Didier Deschamps' starting line-up for the curtain-raiser.

Giroud will lead the line for Les Bleus, as he has done in recent months in the absence of Karim Benzema, while Koscielny will partner Adil Rami in the heart of defence.

France's Olivier Giroud (R), Paul Pogba, Laurent Koscielny and Antoine Griezmann during training

Ozil, who will first take to the field in Germany's opening clash with Ukraine on Sunday, will naturally want his club teammates to do well, and tweeted a message of good luck before kick-off.

The midfielder wrote: "All the best to my French Arsenal teammates Olivier and Laurent for the opening match!"

Giroud in particular will be hoping to prove a point for his country tonight, having received a hostile reception from French supporters in the recent win over Cameroon despite scoring.

The boos aimed in his direction were likely due to Giroud's presence up front ahead of the popular but exiled Benzema, but if the Arsenal man can continue his recent impressive scoring form, having hit five goals in his last six games for club and country, he will go a long way to silencing his doubters.

Picture Supplied by Action Images - Olivier Giroud

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