Arsenal duo Ozil and Kolasinac 'fine' after being attacked by knife-wielding moped drivers

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Two Arsenal stars are ‘fine’ after one fought off two men with knives on Thursday.

Germany international Mesut Ozil was with team-mate Sead Kolasinac in north London when they were attacked.

The latter is seen jumping out of a vehicle to confront the masked aggressors, in footage spread on social media.

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In that video, both men were seen to be armed and were filmed brandishing knives at Kolasinac.

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

Kolasinac tweeted on Friday to assure fans that both players were ok following the altercation.

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.

The Metropolitan Police said: "Police were called to Platts Lane, NW3, shortly before 5pm on Thursday July 25 to reports of an attempted robbery.

"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.

"There have been no arrests. Enquiries continue."

Additional by PA Media

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