Two Arsenal players, Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac were both involved in an attempted carjacking in London on Thursday.
According to a source who told ESPN, the incident occurred when the two were pulling up to the home of Ozil’s Arsenal teammate Sead Kolasinac, according to the source, when two assailants approached the car brandishing knives.
In video of the event, Kolasinac can be seen fending off the masked aggressors, with the source saying that Ozil stayed in the car to protect his wife.
Ozil then sped off and was followed by the attackers for about five minutes before arriving at Likya, a Turkish restaurant he likes to frequent in the nearby area of Golders Green, said the source. Employees of the restaurant emerged to help Ozil and confront the attacker.
The club have confirmed that they have been in touch with the players and no one was harmed. It is understood that the Metropolitan Police have spoken to the players after the event.
A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: “It was reported that suspects on motorbikes had attempted to rob a man who was driving a car.
The police says no arrests have been made so far, as enquiries continue.
Former West ham striker, Andy Carroll have also been threatened on one of the London roads back in 2016.