Arsenal shared a tweet on their official account today wishing followers a happy Eid and Mesut Ozil’s iconic image praying in the centre circle with his hands held out was used in the image shared below the message.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) July 6, 2016
The Germany international of Turkish origin is a muslim and also shared an Eid message to his followers via Twitter.
— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) July 5, 2016
Ozil also featured in former Gunner Lukas Podolski’s Eid tweet alongside Liverpool star – also a Germany international of Turkish origin – with a message in both Turkish and English.
— Lukas-Podolski.com (@Podolski10) July 5, 2016
Eid Mubarak or Blessed Eid is a traditional Muslim greeting reserved to celebrate the end of the month of Ramadan.
The three-day Eid festival celebrates the end of the month-long fasting during the month of Ramadan.
Eid festivals differ the world over and among Turks it is traditionally known as ‘bayram’ which translates to celebration.
Ozil and Can are members of the Turkish community of Germany which has an estimated population of 3-4 million.