Arsenal footballer Sead Kolašinac has said he and his team-mate are “fine” after the pair were involved in a carjacking attempt by an armed gang.
Both Kolašinac and Mesut Ozil escaped uninjured in the attack in Platts Lane, near Golders Green, north-west London, at about 17:00 BST on Thursday.
Kolašinac can be seen in CCTV footage chasing off one of the carjackers.
Posting a picture on Twitter of himself and Ozil he added the caption: “Think we’re fine.”
In a video that has circulated on social media, full-back Kolašinac, 26, is seen defending himself against two men who are wielding knives.
The Bosnian can be seen jumping out of a vehicle to confront the masked-men who had pulled alongside the car on mopeds.
A witness said he saw two men on mopeds holding roof tiles in their hand chasing the vehicle.
Simon Collins, 46, said:
“I think the intention was to smash the tiles through the wagon window.
“They were proper masked-up, nasty types with no plates on the mopeds.”