Man admits robbery bid
A man has admitted trying to rob two Arsenal footballers.
Ashley Smith, 30, pleaded guilty to attempting to steal watches from Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac in Hampstead, north-west London.
He appeared at Snaresbrook Crown Court by video link to admit trying to ambush World Cup winner Ozil, 30, and full-back Kolasinac, 26, in Platts Lane on July 25.
Smith was remanded in custody to be sentenced at the same court on November 1 by Judge Sheelagh Canavan.
Jordan Northover, 26, has also been charged and is due to appear before magistrates today.
Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil