Premier League: Two charged over attempted robbery of Arsenal stars Mesut Ozil, Sead Kolasinac, says report

Germany midfielder Ozil and Bosnia defender Kolasinac were targeted by knife-wielding men riding mopeds who tried to car-jack them in north London on 25 July.

Agence France-Presse September 25, 2019 08:20:28 IST
Premier League: Two charged over attempted robbery of Arsenal stars Mesut Ozil, Sead Kolasinac, says report
  • Two men have been charged following the attempted robbery of Arsenal stars Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac.

  • Arsenal stars were targeted by knife-wielding men riding mopeds who tried to car-jack them in north London on 25 July.

  • Kolasinac was seen chasing attackers away from the car that he and Ozil had been driving in before they eventually found safety at a local restaurant.

London: Two men have been charged following the attempted robbery of Arsenal stars Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac, according to British media reports on Tuesday.

Germany midfielder Ozil and Bosnia defender Kolasinac were targeted by knife-wielding men riding mopeds who tried to car-jack them in north London on 25 July.

Premier League Two charged over attempted robbery of Arsenal stars Mesut Ozil Sead Kolasinac says report

Arsenal's Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac were caught in an attempted car-jacking in the English capital in July. Reuters

Kolasinac was seen chasing attackers away from the car that he and Ozil had been driving in before they eventually found safety at a local restaurant.

The two players have only recently returned to playing for the Premier League side after missing several matches following concerns about their security at the start of the season.

Reports in the UK said that Ashley Smith, 30, of Cardinals Way in north London, has been charged with attempted robbery and threatening a person with an offensive weapon on 5 September.

Jordan Northover, 26, of West Yorkshire, faces the same two charges.

Smith, who also faces a charge of possession of cannabis, was remanded in custody and will appear at Snaresbrook Crown Court in London on Thursday.

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