Several Arsenal stars could land up in hot water after footage emerged showing them inhaling an illegal substance known as ‘hippy crack’.
Players 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 on Friday.
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 ‘hippy crack’, is freely available although it is technically illegal to sell it for recreational purposes.
In the video, which reportedly comes from a London venue shortly before the start of the current season, other Gunners players including Henrikh Mkhitaryan can be seen rejecting the offer to use the gas.
Manchester City duo Raheem Sterling and Kyle Walker were previously involved with the ‘recreational drug’ in the past.
When an image was posted of then Tottenham player Walker in 2013, he apologised on Twitter, writing: “I won’t be doing this again and hope that no one else is influenced into putting their health at risk by my actions.”