Mesut Ozil celebrates his niece's birthday ahead of Sunday's encounter with Manchester United

Mesut Özil has celebrated his niece’s first birthday ahead of Sunday’s clash with Manchester United in the Premier League.

The 26-year-old has been in a relaxed mood this week despite Arsenal’s 1-0 defeat to Swansea last weekend.

Özil posted a picture of his niece to Instagram along with the caption, “Happy Birthday My Love #mira#niece#love#LaFamilia”11283283_871912876203970_1270136474_n

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Arsenal are currently joint second in the Premier League with Manchester City on 73 points but have a game in hand over the Citizens.

Özil has nine assists and five goals in 28 appearances for Arsenal in all competitions.