CCTV has emerged of the moment Arsenal footballers Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac were targeted by moped robbers armed with knives.
The thieves had approached the players outside Kolasinac’s house and attempted to steal a watch.
Footage showed Kolasinac, who also plays internationally for Bosnia and Herzegovina, confronting the masked pair as one of them brandishes a metal object.
The two players were driving along Golders Green Road when the thieves started pursuing them. Ozil’s wife Amine was also reportedly in the car.
As Ozil’s black Mercedes G-Class 4×4 came to a stop, the robbers attempted to smash the windows with stones and a brick they had kept in a rucksack.
Ozil left the gold-trimmed vehicle in the middle of the road and ducked into a Turkish restaurant called Likya.
Waiters and chefs came to his aid and chased the attackers away.