Arsenal players Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac were targeted by an armed carjacking gang in north London yesterday.
The pair were in Ozil’s black Mercedes G Wagen when two people on mopeds attempted to rob them. Video circulating on social media shows 26-year-old Kolasinac fighting off the two men who are seen wielding knives.The player can be seen jumping out of a vehicle to confront the masked men who had pulled alongside the car on mopeds while Turkish Ozil, 30, ran to a restaurant for help.
A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: “It was reported that suspects on motorbikes had attempted to rob a man who was driving a car.
“The driver, along with his passenger, managed to get away unharmed and travelled to a restaurant in Golders Green, where they were spoken to by officers.”
Arsenal said in a statement: “We have been in contact with both players and they are fine.”