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Ozil 'questioned by police over collision with photographer'

ESPN staff
February 25, 2014
Mesut Ozil was rested by Arsene Wenger for Arsenal's win over Sunderland © Getty Images

Mesut Ozil is thought to have been quizzed by police over allegations the car he was driving collided with a photographer.

The alleged incident occurred on Friday night in Highgate, north London, on the eve of Arsenal's 4-1 home win over Sunderland. Ozil had been left out of Arsene Wenger's squad for the game.

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 in Sheldon Avenue N6.

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

No arrests have been made but inquiries are continuing.

Wenger opted to rest Ozil following Wednesday's Champions League defeat against Bayern Munich, where a crucial missed penalty prompted increased criticism of the German, who scored his last goal on December 8.

Ozil, who joined Arsenal from Real Madrid last summer for a club-record £42.5million fee, was back in his homeland on Monday after being given a two-day break.

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