Arsenal's Mesut Ozil and his wife Amine Gulse were unharmed after being the targets of an attempted carjacking in London on Thursday, a source told ESPN FC.
The incident occurred when the two were pulling up to the home of Ozil's Arsenal teammate Sead Kolasinac, according to the source, when two assailants approached the car brandishing knives.
In video of the event, Kolasinac can be seen fending off the masked aggressors, with the source saying that Ozil stayed in the car to protect his wife.
Ozil then sped off and was followed by the attackers for about five minutes before arriving at Likya, a Turkish restaurant he likes to frequent in the nearby area of Golders Green, said the source. Employees of the restaurant emerged to help Ozil and confront the attackers.
A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: "It was reported that suspects on motorbikes had attempted to rob a man who was driving a car.
"The driver, along with his passenger, managed to get away unharmed and travelled to a restaurant in Golders Green, where they were spoken to by officers."
No arrests were made.
An Arsenal spokesperson said: "We have been in contact with both players and they are fine."
Information from the Associated Press was used in this story.