Mesut Ozil steps up security outside his London home

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Premier League - Arsenal v Crystal Palace - Emirates Stadium, London, Britain - April 21, 2019 Arsenal's Mesut Ozil celebrates scoring their first goal with Sead Kolasinac Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs/File Photo NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES

By Ayebare Mariam and Agencies

Mesut Ozil has stepped up his security at home after he and Arsenal teammate Sead Kolasinac were caught up in a vicious gang war. 

Moped thugs tried to steal their watches in an attempted carjacking last month in London, prompting a rival Eastern European gang to warn the pair were ‘off limits’.

The Duo missed out the Newcastle game because of security issues

To show they would not be scared off their turf, the local gang responded by upping their threats and vowing to rob the players of ‘everything they have’. 

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

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