Arsenal to 'remind players of their responsibilities' after 'hippy crack' video emerges

Tanya Simon
December 8, 2018

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette, Mesut Özil and Matteo Guendouzi were all pictured at the event at the Tape club in London's West End, which took place in August before the season started.

Footage of Arsenal players inhaling nitrous oxide, more commonly known as "balloons" or "happy crack", emerged last night.

An Arsenal spokesperson told the BBC players would be "spoken to and reminded of their responsibilities".

Armenia captain Henrikh Mkhitaryan and German defender Shkodran Mustafi were also present, but they were not seen inhaling from balloons.

Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas or "hippy crack", is freely available, but it is technically illegal to sell it for recreational purposes.

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Other players such as Raheem Sterling and Kyle Walker have been seen using the gas in the past, with the City fullback apologising for using the substance back in 2013.

CCTV footage obtained by The Sun showed numerous club's senior players inhaling balloons of the gas (also known as "hippy crack") during a party which took place ahead of the start of the season.

It can make users feel euphoric and relaxed, with some reporting hallucinations, and can lead to loss of blood pressure, fainting and even heart attack.

Arsenal began the season with two defeats but have been in excellent form under new manager Unai Emery since.

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