Mezut Ozil breaks cover for first time since he got caught up in gang war

Footballer Mesut Ozil has been spotted for the first time since he and his Arsenal teammate Sead Kolasinac got caught up in a gang war.

The German star was bundled into the back of a car outside his North London home this morning by burly security staff amid ongoing safety concerns.

It comes after Ozil and Kolasinac were targeted by thugs in an attempted carjacking last month, prompting a rival Eastern European gang to warn they were 'off limits'.

Two men were arrested outside Ozil's house in North London last week - and security guards and dogs have now been seen outside the stars' homes in a 24-hour watch. 

Ozil and Kolasinac spent the weekend in hiding, as their team beat Newcastle United 1-0 in their Premier League season opener which the duo were forced to miss.

Footballer Mesut Ozil has been spotted for the first time since he and his Arsenal teammate Sead Kolasinac got caught up in gang war

Ozil outside his home today

Footballer Mesut Ozil has been spotted for the first time since he and his Arsenal teammate Sead Kolasinac got caught up in gang war

The German star was bundled into the back of a car outside his North London home this morning by burly security staff amid ongoing safety concerns

The footballer is guided into the car

The German star was bundled into the back of a car outside his North London home this morning by burly security staff amid ongoing safety concerns

Ozil (seen today) and Kolasinac spent the weekend in hiding, as their team beat Newcastle United 1-0 in their Premier League season opener which the duo were forced to miss

Ozil (seen today) and Kolasinac spent the weekend in hiding, as their team beat Newcastle United 1-0 in their Premier League season opener which the duo were forced to miss

Kolasinac's wife has fled to Germany because of the terrifying threats, the Sun on Sunday reported. 

The London gang are said to have considered the Eastern Europeans' warning as an effort to intimidate them, deciding to respond by become even more violent. 

'To show they were serious, the thugs issued more threats to the Arsenal players and refused to be cowed,' a source said. 

'It was thought that originally the robbers wanted their watches but now they have been told that they want everything the pair have.' 

There are also fears that the players may be targeted online.  Pictures showed Ozil's gated house under guard over the weekend.

In the car-jacking attack on July 25 the pair were

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