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BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 13: Mesut Ozil of Arsenal leaves the pitch after being substituted during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Arsenal at Villa Park on December 13, 2015 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by James Baylis - AMA/Getty Images)

Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla, who is out injured for the next four months, celebrates his birthday today.

Teammate Mesut Ozil posted a birthday message for the Spaniard on his Instagram account.

The German was involved in Arsenal’s 2-0 win away at Aston Villa today and assisted Aaron Ramsey’s goal. It was the midfielder’s 13th assist in the league this season. The way he’s going, he is favourite to beat Thierry Henry’s record of 20 assists in a Premier League season.

The win took Arsenal at the top of the table for the time being, with Leicester City yet to play this week.

Full marks to Ozil for this birthday wish to Cazorla.