EXTRA TIME: Arsenal star Mesut Ozil sends football kits to Kenyan kid

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The Gunners playmaker was moved by a picture on social media that showed the boy wearing an improvised shirt of him

Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has shown his class off the pitch by assisting a young Kenyan boy with his authentic club jersey and football boots.

The boy, Lawrence was snapped by a social media user in December while herding cattle with a makeshift Arsenal shirt that has the name and number of the former Germany international written boldly with a marker.

Fortunately, Ozil got the message on Twitter and he has taken action by putting smiles on the boy's face with pairs of boots and newly-signed Arsenal jerseys.

The gesture might not be a big deal for the 30-year-old who earns £350,000-a-week at the Emirates Stadium but it goes a long way in lifting the spirits of the boy who was captured in Nairobi.

This is not the first time a Premier League star is sending love to young Africans, Senegalese forward Sadio Mane had a similar experience by sending 100 Liverpool jerseys to orphans in Malawi back in October.