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Arsenal players 'reminded of responsibilities' following laughing gas video

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette were among the Arsenal players that appeared to inhale nitrous oxide on a video published by The Sun Arsenal to 'remind players of their responsibilities' after 'hippy crack' video emerges
Cary Erickson | 08 December, 2018, 14:15

According to the Daily Mirror, a bunch of Arsenal players were enjoying themselves at Tape nightclub in London before the season started when they were caught up in a scandal.

The club has now responded to the shocking footage, with a spokesperson telling the BBC that the players would be "spoken to and reminded of their responsibilities".

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.

In footage obtained by The Sun, Alexandre Lacazette, Matteo Guendouzi, Mesut Ozil and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are shown inhaling nitrous oxide at a party in London back in August.

Arsenal duo Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Shkodran Mustafi are also seen in the video, although it is unclear whether the pair took part in inhaling the balloon alongside their teammates.

Arsenal to talk to players seen apparently inhaling nitrous oxide
Arsenal says they will remind their players of their "responsibilities" after several were caught inhaling nitrous oxide. The North London club sit in fifth in the Premier League table, only behind fourth-placed Chelsea on goal difference.

Some of the players reportedly collapsed and passed out after inhaling the gas.

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

The footage is the latest in a series of incidents of top players being linked with nitrous oxide, with Raheem Sterling being warned by Liverpool after footage emerged of him using the substance in 2015.

The Gunners are now fifth in the Premier League table.

Arsenal endured a challenging start to the season, and manager Unai Emery found himself under a huge amount of pressure.