UK: Arsenal’s Özil and Kolasnic targets in knife-wielding carjacking attempt

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Arsenal players Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac were targeted, in a carjacking attempt by an armed gang in a London street. the club confirmed,

Both Premier League footballers escaped uninjured.

Footage on social media appears to show Kolasinac chasing the robbers in Platts Lane, near Golders Green, at about 17:00 BST.

Arsenal said in a statement: “We have been in contact with both players and they are fine.”

A witness, Azuka Alintah, told the Daily Mail that Özil had subsequently spoken to police outside a nearby Turkish restaurant, from which staff had come to the players’ aid. “Özil looked absolutely terrified, as anybody would after being chased by men with knives. He looked like he was running for his life.”

Police, who had received reports of an attempted robbery, went to Platts Lane, in north-west London, shortly before 5pm, according to Scotland Yard.

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.” The spokesman said there have been no arrests and officers are still investigating the incident.

BBC / Mirror / The Guardian

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