Arsenal duo of Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac will miss Arsenal‘s opening Premier League match against Newcastle on Sunday as police investigate “further security incidents”, the club has said.
The two were attacked by armed car-jackers, with a CCTV video showing Kolasinac confronting the attackers while Ozil tried to speed off to safety.
The two were not hurt in the incident, with the club later on confirming that they were well and safe.
However, in a statement on Friday evening, the club revealed that the two will not make the squad for the League's opening match.
“Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac will not be part of the squad for our opening match against Newcastle United following further security incidents which are being investigated by the police,” it read.
“The welfare of our players and their families is always a top priority and we have taken this decision following discussion with the players and their representatives," further read the statement.
“We are liaising with the police and are providing the players and their families with ongoing support. We look forward to welcoming the players back to the squad as soon as possible.
The two missed the club's preseason match against Lyon, a 2-1 loss, despite Kolasnac posting on social media that they were 'fine'.