Arsenal's Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac. Photograph:( Reuters )
Ozil said that he is 'doing well' after escaping an attack by bikers armed with knives in an attempted car-jacking
Arsenal's Mesut Ozil took to Twitter to thank the supporters for their support after escaping a car-jacking attempt in north London's Golders Green district. Arsenal full-back Sead Kolasinac, who was with Ozil when the incident took place, fought off the robbers.
On his Twitter handle, Ozil wrote, "@seadk6 my wife Amine and me are doing well again after yesterday's incident in London. Thanks for all your supporting messages guys."
The incident took place on Thursday evening when two masked men attacked Kolasinac and Ozil. Both the footballers escaped the attack and were unharmed as they fought off the knife-wielding robbers.
The video of the incident was circulated on social media and in the viral video, Kolasinac can be seen leaping from their black jeep to confront the robbers, who had pulled alongside the car on mopeds.
Leaving the car behind, Ozil ran into a Turkish restaurant fearing for his life. Waiters and chefs from the Likya restaurant rushed to the aid of the football stars,
The attackers, who were brandishing knives at the 26-year-old Kolasinac, were forced to flee empty-handed.
Police confirmed that they had responded to reports of an attempted robbery.
There have not been any arrest so far.