Latest Football News –Two men have been arrested and will be appearing next month following unrest in front of Arsenal player Mesut Özil’s home. The midfielder, who suffered a knife attack with team-mate Sead Kolasinac in July, was not called to open the Gunners’ season on Sunday to “ensure his safety”.
Two men will appear in court next month after incidents in the home of Arsenal star Mesut Özil on Friday, London police said on Sunday. The Gunners German playmaker and Serbian defender Sead Kolasinac, already targeted by masked thieves and armed with knives in late July, were not summoned for the match against Newcastle on Sunday because of “incidents related to security “of both players, Arsenal said Saturday.
The Metropolitan Police announced the arrest of two men after an incident in North London three days earlier. According to the British press, the two men were arrested after being involved in an altercation with Özil security personnel outside his home. “Two men were charged under Section 4a of the Public Order Act following an incident in Camden on Thursday,” police said in a statement. Section 4a of the Public Order Act deals with intentional harassment or intimidation offenses by threatening or insulting words, attitudes or gestures.
Since their assault in late July, the two players have received “credible threats” according to the Times citing a source close to the club.
“The well-being of our players and their families is always a top priority (…) We remain in contact with the police and provide the players and their families with continuous support”, assured their club, Arsenal, Saturday after the announcement of their absence against Newcastle.