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Mesut Ozil’s home watched by a 24-hour dog patrol amid fears for his safety

Arsenal star Mesut Ozil

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Mesut Ozil’s home is being watched by a 24-hour dog patrol amid fears for his safety.

A security team could be seen patrolling the area surrounding Ozil’s £9million property in Hampstead Heath around the clock.

Ozil and his teammate Sead Kolasinac were left out of the Gunners’ trip to Newcastle on Sunday for their Premier League season opener for safety reasons.

Arsenal were forced to release a statement prior to the trip to St James’ Park to announce neither player would be in the squad.

The statement read: “Mesut Özil 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.

“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 police and are providing the players and their families with support. We look forward to welcoming the players back to the squad as soon as possible.”

Arsenal are next due to host Burnley at home in North London on Saturday.

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