Kolasinac Fights Off Knife-wielding Gang Who Attacked Him And Mesut Ozil

Kolasinac Fights Off Knife-wielding Gang Who Attacked Him And Mesut Ozil

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

Arsenal stars Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac were the victims of an attack by knife-wielding moped thugs in London today.

The teammates were driving down Golders Green Road in his black Mercedes G-Class SUV in Ozil's car when they were confronted by two thugs on mopeds.

Ozil left the £100,000 car and ran into a nearby Turkish restaurant Likya while Kolasinac dropped down and confronted the armed men with his bare hand.

Staff of the restaurant immediately rushed to their defense chasing their attackers before the police arrived.

Azuka Alintah, a 36-year-old financial worker witnessed the horrifying event and told the Daily Mail: "It was totally mad and strange. His car was standing there empty in the middle of the road with its door hanging open. It is very distinctive, with gold trim.

"Ozil looked absolutely terrified, as anybody would after being chased by men with knives. He looked like he was running for his life. And I suppose he was.

"I saw him disappear into the restaurant with the motorcycle guys on his tail. They didn’t take off their helmets and were all in black, wearing long sleeved tops in this hot weather. They stood out. It was really creepy.

"God knows what would have happened if they’d caught him. It looked to me like he’d have been hacked to shreds and he clearly thought so too."

"As soon as the restaurant staff started to come to the window and to the doorway, they turned around and roared off. The police were there shortly afterwards and the road was almost blocked off.’

"It was totally surreal, just surreal and strange. You don’t expect something like that to happen at any time, particularly the mid-afternoon."

An Arsenal spokesperson confirmed they "have been in contact with both players and they are fine."

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