Mesut Özil has congratulated his friend and teammate Mathieu Flamini following the France international’s brace against their north London rivals Tottenham.
The unlikely goal scorer Flamini found the back of the net twice during last night’s victory while Tottenham.
Tottenham only goal on the night came from Callum Chambers’ own goal mid-way though the second half.
Özil took to Twitter after the game to heap praise on his Arsenal teammates and Flamini.
Özil and Flamini’s teammates have even coined a new nickname for them as a result of their closeness.
“We actually call them Flamzil,” Walcott was quoted as saying by the Evening Standard.
Özil posted five pictures on his Instagram account posing with the Frenchman on his Instagram in the month of April alone.
Flamini has not been shy in revealing that he feels a special relationship with the 26-year-old.
“Mesut is one of my closest team-mates and we were on the pitch,” Flamini told the official Arsenal website.
Özil was rested for the cup game against Tottenham but is expected to return to the starting line-up against Leicester City on Saturday 26 September at the King Power stadium.