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Arsenal star Sead Kolasinac fights off car-jackers wielding knives

Arsenal stars Sead Kolasinac and Mesut Ozil were attacked by two men wielding knives in north London on Thursday.

In a video of the incident that has been circulated on social media, Kolasinac can be seen jumping out of a car to confront the masked aggressors, who had pulled alongside the car on mopeds.

In the footage, both men were seen brandishing knives at 26-year-old Kolasinac. An Arsenal spokesperson said: “We have been in contact with both players and they are fine.”

Police enquiries continue

The Metropolitan Police said: “Police were called to Platts Lane, NW3, shortly before 5pm on Thursday July 25 to reports of an attempted robbery.

“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.

“There have been no arrests. Enquiries continue.”

Kolasinac and midfielder Özil are not the first London-based footballers to be targeted on the road. In 2016, then West Ham striker Andy Carroll was threatened at gunpoint on his way home from training.

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