Police in the UK have confirmed that two men will appear in court
next month after charging with a public order offence, in connection
with an attack on two Arsenal footballers.

Arsenal also confirmed that Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac would not
play in Sunday’s opening English Premier League fixture at Newcastle due
to “further security incidents”.  

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“Two men have been charged under Section 4a of the Public Order Act
following an incident in Camden on Thursday. Ferhat Ercan, 27, and
Salaman Ekinci, 27, were charged on August 9 following the incident and
are due to appear at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court on September 6” 
the police said in a statement.

Reports suggested the men were arrested after becoming involved in an
altercation with security staff outside Ozil’s house. Section 4a of the
Public Order Act refers to offences of intentional harassment, alarm or
distress, through threatening, abusive or insulting words, behaviour or
displays.  

Arsenal said on Friday that Ozil and Kolasinac would not be in the
squad travelling to Newcastle “following further security incidents
which are being investigated by the police.

“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.”

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