Mesut Ozil has spoken for the primary time about being on the centre of an tried carjacking alongside his spouse Amine and Arsenal team-mate Sead Kolasinac.
The Gunners’ pair have been focused in Hampstead on July 25, a few weeks earlier than the beginning of the brand new Premier League season.
Footage on social media confirmed Bosnian defender Kolasinac, nicknamed ‘The Tank’, chasing off two moped attackers who have been carrying helmets and darkish clothes.
The membership determined towards deciding on Ozil and Kolasinac for the league opener away to Newcastle on August 11 “following further security incidents” however the duo have since returned to the first-team fold.
Ozil instructed The Athletic: “Sead’s response was actually, actually courageous as a result of he attacked one of many attackers. The second was in entrance of my automotive on his moped so I couldn’t drive.
“We have been newly wed and I used to be scared about my spouse. I used to be scared about Sead. I wasn’t fascinated by myself. I used to be nervous they have been going to open my spouse’s door and so they tried, so I reached throughout her to maintain it closed.
“Nothing happened to us, that’s the most important thing. We were worried these guys had been targeting us, but the police said they found them and a few hours earlier, they tried to robbed other people nearby in a similar way.”
Because the horrific ordeal, Kolasinac has performed seven occasions for Arsenal, however Ozil has been largely out within the chilly.
The World Cup winner has solely began one Premier League sport and made one different look within the Carabao Cup.
However he has no intention of leaving the Emirates, having signed a brand new three-and-a-half yr contract price £350,000 per week in January 2018.
“I’ve a contract till the summer time of 2021 and I can be staying till then,@ Ozil stated.
“Once I signed the brand new deal, I considered it very rigorously and stated it was one of the crucial essential selections of my footballing profession.
“I didn’t wish to keep for only one or two extra years, I needed to commit my future to Arsenal and the membership needed me to do the identical. You possibly can undergo troublesome occasions, like this, however that’s no cause to run away.
“I’m proud to be an Arsenal player, a fan and I’m happy here. Whenever people see me in the street I always say, ‘This is my home’. I’m going nowhere.”


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