Arsenal players send Schumacher get well message

Arsenal's Lukas Podolski (centre) celebrates after scoring a goal against West Ham United during their English Premier League soccer match at the Boleyn Ground in London on Dec 26, 2013. Players from Premier League leaders Arsenal sent stricken
Arsenal's Lukas Podolski (centre) celebrates after scoring a goal against West Ham United during their English Premier League soccer match at the Boleyn Ground in London on Dec 26, 2013. Players from Premier League leaders Arsenal sent stricken Formula One great Michael Schumacher a get well message after their 2-0 home win over Cardiff City on Wednesday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - Players from Premier League leaders Arsenal sent stricken Formula One great Michael Schumacher a get well message after their 2-0 home win over Cardiff City on Wednesday.

Following the match at the Emirates Stadium, Arsenal's German forward Lukas Podolski posted a picture on Facebook of him and several of his team-mates holding an under-shirt bearing the message 'GET WELL SOON SCHUMI'.

In a written message, Podolski said: "Tough game, important win and we are on top position again. But our thoughts are with you, Michael. All the best wishes from AFC team to you. Poldi."

Seven-time world champion Schumacher began the new year in an induced coma in a hospital in the French city of Grenoble after hitting his head on a rock while skiing in the Alps.

The German sustained severe brain injuries in the incident, but his condition was described on Wednesday as "stable".