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Ozil and Kolasinac 'caught in the middle of a gang dispute'

Ozil and Kolasinac 'caught in the middle of a gang dispute'

12/08/2019 at 09:45Updated 12/08/2019 at 09:53

Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac have been caught up in a gang dispute, according to reports.

The duo were caught up in a carjacking attempt last month by a gang on mopeds. According to the Times, both players now said to be under 24-hour security.

Two men were arrested after appearing at Ozil's north London home on Thursday and neither player was included in Arsenal's matchday squad for their 1-0 win against Newcastle in their Premier League opener on Sunday.

The Times are reporting on Monday that "eastern European gangsters are believed to have warned against any future attacks on the pair,” leading to an escalation of threats by a rival gang.

Sead Kolasinac fought off masked attackers who attacked him and Mesut Ozil

Sead Kolasinac fought off masked attackers who attacked him and Mesut OzilEurosport

The Sun have quoted a source saying: "Word came back from the other gangsters that they would not be intimidated.

Video - Emery unsure when Ozil and Kolasinac will return for Arsenal

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Arsenal boss Unai Emery said he is unsure when Ozil and Kolasinac will return to the squad with their safety still a concern.

"The club is managing that situation. We want to be available with them," he told reporters.

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