Mesut Ozil sent Olivier Giroud a message after the striker copied one of the former Arsenal star’s goals.
France is in the quarter-finals and will play against England after eliminating Poland in the round of 16.
Kylian Mbappe stole the show after two superb goals, but it was Giroud who scored the opener just before half-time.
The 36-year-old’s goal was historic as he overtook Thierry Henry as France’s all-time top scorer with 52 goals.
And he borrowed inspiration from another former Arsenal player to get there.
After crossing in front of goal, Giroud turned his body and hit the ball to the ground to slide his shot past former team-mate Wojciech Szczesnyt.
The effort bore a striking resemblance to Ozil’s strike, which he took several times at the Emirates.
One of those included a stunning finish against Bournemouth in 2019.
And the German, who retired from international football in 2018 and is now playing in Turkey, saw the similarities.
“Nice goal… who taught you this brother”, was Ozil’s post on Twitter.
Along with emojis and his catchphrase “#YaGunnersYa”, Ozil added a moving photo showing the Arsenal duo exchanging a glance.