Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac, two of the premiers Arsenal players were targeted a carjacking attempt by an armed gang in a London street, confirmed the club. However, both the players escaped uninjured.
In footage on social media, it is showing Kolasinac chasing the robbers in Platts Lane, near Golders Green, at about 17:00 BST. “We have been in contact with both players and they are fine,” said London based Arsenal in a statement. In the viral video, Kolasinac is seen fighting off two men who are wielding knives.
The player can be seen jumping out of a vehicle to fight the masked men who had pulled alongside the car on mopeds. Both the carjackers were seen with weapons and were seen in the footage waving a knife at 26-year-old Kolasinac.
Piers Morgan, the broadcaster and Arsenal fan tweeted that Kolašinac should be made captain with “immediate effect following the incident”. Former Republic of Ireland international Jonathan Walters called him a “proper player”. Some fans became worried about the security concern of the players.
A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said that “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 traveled to a restaurant in Golders Green, where they were spoken to by officers,” he added. No one has been arrested in the case so far.
A house owner of the area has claimed that he had also been targeted in the same area five times. The attackers hold a knife to his neck once. He requested the police to take proper measure in that part of north-west London.