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Gunners duo Sead Kolasinac and Mesut Ozil will not play with Newcastle in Arsenal Premier League opener on Sunday due to “further security fears”.
The pair were involved in an incident recently that saw them attacked by knife-wielding criminals, and now, London club stars aren’t going to play against the Magpies this weekend due to another incident.
Both Mesut and Sead will play no part against Steve Bruce’s side at St James’ Park on Sunday, with the London club confirming that this is due to “further security incidents which are being investigated by the police.”
The report further states that the players are fearing for their safety after a multitude of incidents that have occurred near their homes in London recently, with the footballers themselves also receiving further threats.
Now, news like this is always horrible to hear, and we hope both Ozil and Kolasinac can come out the other end of this situation unharmed and in safe hands. Mesut and Sead are two quality footballers, and their absence for Sunday’s match with the Magpies will come as a real blow for Spanish manager and Co.
It’ll be interesting to see when Ozil and Kolasinac end up making their first appearances of the campaign for the Gunners. Germany international strongly linked with several clubs as Unai Emery prefers to sell the midfielder this summer.
London club signed Gabriel Martinelli from Ituano, Dani Ceballos from Real Madrid, William Saliba from Saint-Étienne, Nicolas Pepe from Lille, David Luiz from Chelsea and Kieran Tierney from Celtic during this transfer window.