'Security incidents' see Ozil, Kolasinac miss Arsenal opener

'Security incidents' see Ozil, Kolasinac miss Arsenal opener

'Security incidents' see Ozil, Kolasinac miss Arsenal opener

An Arsenal statement read: "Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac will not be part of the squad for our opening match against Newcastle United following further security incidents which are being investigated by the police".

Such security threats have reportedly led Kolašinac's wife Bella to flee to Germany and even vow never to return.

Another factor could be that the lack of first-team opportunities comes into play as well and that is also a real possibility that Ozil will have to weigh up. Employees of the restaurant emerged to help Ozil and confront the attackers.

The players were chased through the mansion-lined streets of north London in a high-speed pursuit as attackers pelted the auto with roof tiles to try and break the rear window.

A further incident occurred on Thursday when two men were arrested after reportedly being involved in an altercation outside Ozil's house.

Neither midfielder Ozil, 30, nor defender Kolasinac, 26, were harmed.

Ferhat Ercan, 27, and Salaman Ekinci, 27, were charged under the Public Order Act the following day.

Following the July carjacking attempt, a gang of East Europeans has allegedly stepped in to protect the footballers, having warned rival North London thugs that attacks on them would not be tolerated, The Sun reported on Saturday.

Police are now investigating the incident after two arrested men were picked up outside of Ozil's house in London when they came to confront him.

Neither featured in the Emirates Cup defeat to Lyon the weekend after the carjacking scare, after talks with head coach Unai Emery.

A club statement released by Arsenal on Friday said the welfare of the club's players and their families "is always a top priority".

You couple that with a potential move to the U.S. and all of a sudden it does not look to far fetched that Ozil could be on his way out of Arsenal far sooner than most of us anticipated.

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