Video: Sead Kolasinac Saves Mesut Ozil When Knife-Wielding Man Attacks Car

Gill Clark@@gillclarkyFeatured Columnist IIJuly 25, 2019

BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - MAY 29:  Sead Kolasinac and Mesut Ozil of Arsenal look dejected following their sides defeat in the UEFA Europa League Final between Chelsea and Arsenal at Baku Olimpiya Stadionu on May 29, 2019 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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Arsenal left-back Sead Kolasinac came to the rescue of team-mate Mesut Ozil when the German's car was attacked by a man wielding a knife on Thursday, per Greg Johnson of Football.London. 

Per Goal, a video shows the 26-year-old appearing to fight off attackers in the street after Ozil was the victim of an attempted car-jacking:

Metropolitan police have confirmed the attack took place in north London on July 25 but no arrests have been made, according to Hush Kerai at Sky Sports.

Kolasinac has drawn praise for the bravery he showed in confronting the armed attackers:

A police statement confirmed the Arsenal duo escaped unharmed after being approached by suspects on motorbikes, per James Whaling at the Mirror.

"We were called to Platts Lane, NW3, shortly before 5pm to reports of an attempted robbery. It was reported that suspects on motorbikes had attempted to rob a man. 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."

Ozil was pictured outside Turkish restaurant Likya in Golders Green after the attack. The German star and Kolasinac gave statements to police before leaving, according to Jake Wallis Simons, Paul Thompson and Ross Ibbetson of MailOnline.

Both Ozil and Kolasinac were part of the Arsenal squad that arrived on Wednesday back in the United Kingdom from their pre-season tour of the United States.

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