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Arsenal give update on Ozil, Kolasinac after knife attack in London

Arsenal have given an update on the knife attack on two of their players, Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac.

Both men were attacked in North London in what looks like a car-jacking attempt.

Mesut Ozil who was driving his Mercedes Benz G-class was ambushed by the knife-wielding men. He was however rescued by Sead Kolasinac who took them on.

Speaking about the attack, Arsenal spokesman told Mirror Football:

“We have been in contact with both players and they are fine”.

A police statement said:

“We were called to Platts Lane, NW3, shortly before 5pm to reports of an attempted robbery. It was reported that suspects on motorbikes had attempted to rob a man.

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“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. There have been no arrests. Enquiries continue.”

An eyewitness, Azuka Alintah, 36, told the MailOnline:

“Ozil looked absolutely terrified, as anybody would after being chased by men with knives.

“He looked like he was running for his life. And I suppose he was.

“I saw him disappear into the restaurant with the motorcycle guys on his tail.

“They didn’t take off their helmets and were all in black, wearing long sleeved tops in this hot weather. They stood out.
“God knows what would have happened if they’d caught him. It looked to me like he’d have been hacked to shreds and he clearly thought so too.

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“As soon as the restaurant staff started to come to the window and to the doorway, they turned around and roared off.”

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