Mesut Ozil leaving Arsenal is now a very real possibility

Ross Houston
August 12, 2019

On the other hand, Kolasinac's wife is so scared that she has travelled back to Germany until everything calms down.

Arsenal have left Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac out of the squad for their English Premier League season opener because police are investigating "further security incidents" two weeks after the players fought off two knife-wielding men.

'It was thought that originally the robbers wanted their watches but now they have been told that they want everything the pair have'.

The London gang are said to have considered the Eastern Europeans' warning as an effort to intimidate them, deciding to respond by become even more violent. Employees of the restaurant emerged to help Ozil and confront the attackers.


Ozil and Kolasinac missed their side's 1-0 win over Newcastle United on the opening weekend of the season due to security concerns.

Neither midfielder Ozil, 30, nor defender Kolasinac, 26, have been harmed.

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.

Kolasinac, a no-nonsense 6ft Bosnian worldwide, was born in Germany to refugee parents who fled the hardships of the war in their Balkan homeland.


"Ferhat Ercan, 27, of Highgate, and Salaman Ekinci, 27, of Tottenham, were charged on August 9 following the incident and are due to appear at Highbury Corner magistrates' court on 6 September".

However, Arsenal announced on Friday that "further security incidents" had taken place that were under investigation by the police, and two arrests have been made outside Ozil's house.

"We are liaising with police and are providing the players and their families with support".

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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