Arsenal's Ozil, Kolasinac attacked by knife-wielding thieves

Updated: Aug 06, 2019, 12:59 IST | AFP

The incident happened in broad daylight in a plush part of north London on Thursday

Arsenal's Ozil, Kolasinac attacked by knife-wielding thieves
Medut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac

London: Arsenal footballers Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac fought off knife-wielding car-jackers in a terrifying ordeal in London captured on video circulating yesterday on social media.'

In the footage, Kolasinac is seen outside the vehicle confronting two masked men, who had pulled up alongside the car on mopeds. Former Germany midfielder Ozil, who was driving, was inside the vehicle.

The incident happened in broad daylight in a plush part of north London on Thursday. Kolasinac confronted a first aggressor, who appeared to be brandishing a knife at the Bosnia defender, 26, then approached another who came around the back. The Daily Mail reported that the chase continued for about a mile as they fled to a Turkish restaurant where they are regulars. "Ozil looked terrified, as anybody would after being chased by men with knives," financial worker Azuka Alintah, 36, told MailOnline. "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," he said. "They didn't take off their helmets and were all in black, wearing long sleeved tops in this hot weather. They stood out," he added.

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