Mesut Özil took to Instagram to reminisce about his holiday in Istanbul. The 27-year-old was born into a Turkish family in Germany and maintains close ties with the country of his parents.

The World Cup winner speaks Turkish and even has a street named after him in his families home town of Devrek in north-western Turkey.

Özil uploaded a picture of himself on Instagram along with the caption, “M1O #miss u istanbul #özil #ozil #turkey.”

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Özil played a staring role in Arsenal’s 2-0 victory over Aston Villa in the Premier League. The Germany international provided his 13th assist of the season and received a rating of 7.5 from WhoScored. Giroud scored the Gunners opening goal in Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Aston Villa.

The 27-year-old set-up Aaron Ramsey’s strike which doubled his sides lead. The 27-year-old provided two key passes, made two successful dribbles and maintained a passing accuracy of 88%.

Özil is has won the Arsenal Vitality Player of the Month award for the past two consecutive months and has 12 assist in 14 Premier League games this season.

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