Two charged over incident linked to Arsenal's Ozil and KolasinacLast updated on Aug 12, 2019, 12:24 am
Two men have been charged and will appear in court next month over a security incident linked to Arsenal stars Mesut Özil and Sead Kolasinac.
The two Arsenal footballers were previously targeted in an attack last month after an attempted carjacking on a London street.
The car belonged to Ozil, whereas, Kolasinac fought off armed robbers.
Here are the details.
Two 27-year-old men arrested three days ago
London's Metropolitan Police revealed that two men had been arrested in an incident in north London three days ago.
"Two men have been charged under Section 4a of the Public Order Act following an incident in Camden on Thursday," the police said in a statement.
Both men are 27 years old and will need to appear at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court on September 6.
How did the arrest take place?
As per reports, the two men were arrested after becoming involved in an altercation with security staff outside Ozil's house. According to section 4a of the Public Order Act, 'offenses of intentional harassment, alarm or distress, through threatening, abusive or insulting words, behavior or displays.'
Ozil and Kolasinac miss opening PL tie against Newcastle
Meanwhile, Arsenal played without Ozil and Kolasinac in their opening Premier League match against Newcastle.
This was due to the club following further security incidents that are being investigated by the police.
"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," a club statement said.
Arsenal beat Newcastle away after Auba's lone goal
Arsenal won their season opener with a 1-0 victory at St James' Park.
It was Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who punished a slack Newcastle defending to give Arsenal victory at a rain-drenched St James' Park.
Auba was left unmarked on the edge of the area in the 58th minute of the second half.
He collected Ainsley Maitland-Niles' cross from the right and slotted it Martin Dubravka.