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Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac were left out of the Arsenal squad for the game against Lyon today, following the attack in London.
Few days ago, Ozil and Sead were attacked by an unknown man, who tried to hijack the car of the midfielder.
Arsenal lost 2-1 in the Emirates Cup against the Ligue 1 side and after the game Unai Emery gave an update on Ozil and Kolasinac.
“Every player is very important in the team, but also each moment and some circumstances give us a decision between the player and us. It’s not a good moment to play because their mind is not now 100 per cent,” said Emery.
“It’s a very personal circumstance and the most important thing now is that they can feel good, they can feel safe, they can feel calm with their family.
“They came this morning but I spoke to them and decided it was best to continue their resting with their families and wait for a few days to hopefully come and start normally with the team.”
Arsenal’s upcoming pre-season game is against Angers on Wednesday, July 31st.
Emery speaking during the press-conference also revealed whether Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac will have more time off.
“We are going to see each day. Tomorrow we are going to check again how they are. This morning they came here but weren’t ready to play the match.”