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Arsenal Duo To Miss Opener Due To Security Reasons

Two Arsenal stars have been left out of the squad for Sunday's Premier League opener for 'further security incidents' which are being investigated by the police.

Read: Luiz: Why I Left Chelsea For Arsenal

Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac were targeted in an attempted robbery but both players managed to walkaway unhurt.

The pair were then left out squad the following weekend to face Olympique Lyon in the Emirates Cup after talks with manager Unai Emery.

The club have now released a statement that both Ozil and Kolasinac have omitted for security reason.

"Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac will not be part of the squad for our opening match against Newcastle United following further security incidents which are being investigated by the police," Arsenal's statement read.
 
"The welfare of our players and their families is always a top priority and we have taken this decision following discussion with the players and their representatives.
 
"We are liaising with the police and are providing the players and their families with ongoing support.
 
"We look forward to welcoming the players back to the squad as soon as possible.
 
"We will not be making any further comment on the matter."
 
 
Do you think Arsenal made the right decision to leave out both players? Have your say in the comment section below.

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