Arsenal full-back Sead Kolasinac fought off two men wielding knives after he and teammate Mesut Ozil were attacked in north London.

Arsenal full-back Sead Kolasinac fought off two men wielding knives after he and teammate Mesut Ozil were attacked in north London.

The masked aggressors had pulled alongside their car on mopeds.

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

Kolasinac and midfielder Ozil are not the first London-based footballers to be targeted on the road.

In 2016, then West Ham striker Andy Carroll was threatened at gunpoint on his way home from training.

Police, who had received reports of an attempted robbery, went to Platts Lane, in northwest London, shortly before 5 pm, according to Scotland Yard.

A spokesman said: "It was reported that suspects on motorbikes had attempted to rob a man who was driving a car.

"The driver, along with his passenger, managed to get away unharmed and travelled to a restaurant in Golders Green, where they were spoken to by officers."

The spokesman said there have been no arrests and officers are still investigating the incident.

 

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