Man pleads guilty to attempting to rob Arsenal players

Both Arsenal players were unharmed
Both Arsenal players were unharmed

A second man has pleaded guilty to attempting to rob watches from Arsenal footballers Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac.

26-year-old Jordan Northover of West Yorkshire was appearing at Harrow Crown Court on Wednesday morning.

He admitted trying to take the players’ jewellery on Platts Lane in Hampstead, north-west London on 25 July, the court heard.

30-year-old Ashley Smith of Archway, north London, has also previously admitted his role in the attempted robbery of Ozil, 31, and Kolasinac, 26.

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Footage that circulated on social media of the incident showed defender Kolasinac chasing off two people on mopeds wearing dark clothing and helmets.

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Ozil then reportedly left his gold-trimmed vehicle in the middle of the road and ran into a nearby restaurant.

Both players were unhurt in the incident.

Shortly after the attack, Kolasinac, who is a Bosnian international, put a picture of the smiling pair on his Instagram, with the caption: “Think we’re fine”.

Ozil told Sky News that he, his wife and Kolasinac are “all good” following the attack.

When asked if it was a scary experience, he said: “It was different, but it’s OK now.”