Arsenal footballer Mesut Ozil suffered an attempted carjacking back in July and he revealed today that he feared for his life.
And today, the German footballer has revealed what he felt during the attack.
“Sead’s reaction was really, really brave because he attacked one of the attackers. The second one was in front of my car on his moped so I couldn’t drive,” he told The Guardian.
“We were newlywed and I was scared of my wife. I was scared about Sead. I wasn’t thinking about myself. I was worried they were going to open my wife’s door and they tried, so I reached across her to keep it closed.”
“Nothing happened to us, that’s the most important thing. We were worried these guys had been targeting us, but the police said they found them and, a few hours earlier, they tried to robbed other people nearby in a similar way,” he added.
“I have a contract until the summer of 2021 and I will be staying until then.”
The player explained: “When I signed the new deal, I thought about it very carefully and said it was one of the most important decisions of my footballing career.”
“I didn’t want to stay for just one or two more years, I wanted to commit my future to Arsenal and the club wanted me to do the same. You can go through difficult times, like this, but that is no reason to run away.”
“I’m proud to be an Arsenal player, a fan and I’m happy here. Whenever people see me in the street I always say, ’This is my home’. I’m going nowhere,” he concluded.