China accuses Mesut Ozil of being “deceived by fake news” and said he should visit Xinjiang to see for himself after the Arsenal footballer decried the treatment of the region’s Uighur minority. +COMPLETES VIDI1N39CM_EN+
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CCTV footage shows how Arsenal players Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac got jumped by a group of masked men armed with knives on London street.
Kolasinac charged on the attackers with bare hands making them flee by the end of the video while Ozil was reportedly forced to “run for his life” as he was pursued by the perpetrators after he got out of the car. A witness says that the robbers had inflicted heavy damage on the players’ the black Mercedes-Benz G Wagon with stones and bricks.
An Arsenal spokesperson confirmed the scary incident, saying: “We have been in contact with both players and they are fine.”
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