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Two Men Charged Over Attempted Robbery On Kolašinac And Ozil In London
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Two Men Charged Over Attempted Robbery On Kolašinac And Ozil In London

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

Two men have been charged following an attempted robbery on Arsenal midfielder, Mesut Ozil, and defender, Sead Kolašinac.

The Gunners stars were attacked two months ago by armed men in Platts Lane, near Golders Green, north-west London.

A CCTV camera had captured the moment Kolasinac fought off the knife-wielding thugs, who have now been identified as Ashley Smith, 30, and Jordan Northover, 26, when they were confronted while riding in Ozil's black Mercedes G-Class SUV.

Both men have now been charged with attempted robbery and threatening a person with an offensive weapon, with Smith who was remanded in custody facing an additional charge of possession of cannabis. He will appear at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Thursday.

Although both Ozil and Kolašinac missed several games at the start of the season following concerns about their security, they have both returned to playing for the Premier League side.