Arsenal's Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac. Photograph:( Reuters )
In a video, which was circulated on social media, Kolasinac can be seen leaping from the vehicle to confront the robbers
Arsenal Football Club stars Sead Kolasinac and Mesut Ozil were attacked in a car-jacking attempt by an armed gang in north London in the Golders Green district at about 17:00 BST.
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 the vehicle to confront the robbers.
The masked attackers had pulled up alongside the car on mopeds and were brandishing knives at the 26-year-old Kolasinac.
Police confirmed that they had responded to reports of an attempted robbery.
There have not been any arrest so far.
Watch the video:
Absolute Madness: mesut ozil's car got attacked. Kolasinac got out and fight the robbers away.#arsenal #london #emirates #gunners #robbers #attack #ozil #mesutozil #kolasinac pic.twitter.com/KrYiq44P9T— Darren. (@Dazduff18) July 26, 2019
Mesut Özil’e Londra’da bıçaklı saldırı girişimi!— A Türk Tv (@Aturktv) July 26, 2019
Arsenal’in Türk asıllı Alman yıldızı Mesut Özil ve takım arkadaşı Sead Kolasinac Londra’da bıçaklı saldırıya uğradı. Türk restoranı çalışanları yardıma koştu.
Haber Linki: https://t.co/rBo2tCfcua#MesutOzil #çirkin #saldiri #cuma pic.twitter.com/WMgMJelbO9
"We have been in contact with both players and they are fine," said a spokesman for Arsenal.