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.
Ozil and Can are members of the Turkish community of Germany which has an estimated population of 3-4 million.