Police Quiz Ozil Over Hitting Photographer

mesut-ozilTroubled Arsenal star Mesut Ozil was quizzed by police over allegations the car he was driving was in a collision with a photographer.

The £42.5million record signing was back at home in Germany on Monday night after being given a two-day break to get away from problems on and off the pitch – he was rested from Saturday’s team following the Champions League defeat against Bayern Munich.

Ozil was not even named among the subs by boss Arsene Wenger for the 4-0 win over Sunderland, the day after the alleged incident which happened in Highgate, North London.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “Police were called at approximately 7.18pm on Friday, February 21 to reports of an alleged collision between a vehicle and a member of the public.

“The member of the public, a man in his 30s, sustained minor injuries. Officers have spoken to the driver of the vehicle.”

The spokesman said inquiries were continuing and no arrests have been made.

Ozil has been criticised for his recent dip in form, which was highlighted as he missed a penalty in the Gunners’ 2-0 Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich.

But Bayern star Thomas Muller believes his Germany team-mate is simply suffering from not having a winter break, something he enjoyed during his spells at Real Madrid and Werder Bremen. – Mail

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