Arsenal defender Sead Kolasinac spoke for the first time about how he and Ozil had been the target of gang attacks on the eve of the season.
Kolasinac jumped out of a vehicle to confront masked aggressors in the summer, who had pulled alongside them on mopeds, while a separate incident led to two men being charged with a public order offense outside Ozil’s house.
“About what happened, I don’t want to talk about it in detail,” he said.
“It’s happened and it’s something that belongs to the past. The same with Mesut. We are back and we focus on our job and team. We have a very important match ahead here in Frankfurt.
“Well, of course, I’m happy to be back. Of course, mentally this was hard, missing also training for a couple of days.
“I made up for it. I’m back and happy to be back with the team and able to perform with them on the pitch with the team.”