Arsenal players filmed inhaling laughing gas

Annette Crawford
December 8, 2018

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.

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.

"What I'm struggling to work out about Arsenal's fantastic run is why Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's on-field brilliance is not being highlighted more".

One player, Matteo Guendouzi, appeared to lose consciousness in the video of a party at the exclusive Tape club in London.

Arsenal says "the players will be spoken to about this and reminded of their responsibilities as representatives of the club".


In the same year, Jack Grealish was warned by the then Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood after pictures emerged of him appearing to inhale the gas, and Saido Berahino was reprimanded by West Brom for a similar incident in 2014.

Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, slows down the brain's functions, which can lead to feelings of euphoria, but large doses of the gas has also been known to starve the brain of oxygen, which can have serious and potentially deadly consequences.

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.

Ten of those strikes have come this season to help Arsenal sit fifth in the Premier League table.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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