Wednesday 12 December 2018

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

Mesut Ozil and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Mesut Ozil and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

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Arsenal say they will "remind players of their responsibilities" after a video emerged which appears to show a number of Gunners stars inhaling nitrous oxide.

Stars including Mesut Ozil, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Matteo Guendouzi feature in the footage, which appears to come from CCTV footage and was published by The Sun.

In a statement Arsenal said: "The players will be spoken to about this and reminded of their responsibilities as representatives of the club."

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

Raheem Sterling was warned by Liverpool after footage emerged of him using the substance in 2015, and Kyle Walker apologised for a similar incident in 2013.

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