Thanks to smart reactions from the football players, they are both unharmed.
Rabat – Arsenal players Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac were targeted by armed thieves on mopeds in London on the night of Thursday, July 25.
The two footballers were pursued through north London. When Ozil’s black Mercedes G-Class 4×4 came to a stop outside Kolasinac’s house, the thieves tried to smash the windows with stones and a brick.
Thanks to smart reactions from the players, they are both unharmed. The incident was captured on CCTV and is now circulating on social media; Fans and commentators have praised both stars for their quick thinking.
— James (@smhjaames) 25 juillet 2019
German midfielder Ozil managed to escape the vehicle and ducked into a nearby Turkish restaurant called Likya. The restaurant’s staff helped to chase the assailants away.
A witness told Skynews that Ozil “looked absolutely terrified” and appeared to be “running for his life.”
Bosnian left-back Kolasinac it seemed to take the incident in stride, posting a photo with his fellow Arsenal teammate on twitter with the caption: “I think we’re fine.”
— Sead Kolašinac (@seadk6) 26 juillet 2019
As yet no arrests have been in connection with the incident.