Star guest of Arsenal including Mesut Ozil, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Matteo Guendouzi at the center of the "hippy crack" storm after the film seems to show them inhaling nitrous oxide at the London party
- Arsenal stars seem to use balloons to inhale nitrous oxide gas
- The video refers to the CCTV filming of a party in London in August
- German star Mesut Ozil, 30, seems to fall semi-conscious in the video
- Matteo Guendouzi, nineteen-year-old, seems to lose complete knowledge
Sami Mokbel for the Daily Mail
Mesut Ozil and a group of stars from Arsenal are at the center of the latest hippie crack controversy to hit English football.
A video released by The Sun on Thursday night shows Ozil, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Matteo Guendouzi using balloons to inhale nitrous oxide – a legal value that can cause potentially dangerous side effects – at a few London party days before the start of the season in August.
In what appears to be CCTV footage, Ozil seems to fall semi-conscious after inhaling from a balloon, while Guendouzi seems to lose complete knowledge during what is considered a private party in the exclusive Tape club in London's West End.
The arsenal is at the center of the latest hippie crack controversy to hit English football
Mesut Ozil is among those that seem to use balloons to inhale nitrous oxide gas
Arsenal lost the first two games of the Premier League campaign against "Big Six" rivals Manchester City and Chelsea.
Other Premier League players have been subject to such allegations in the past, including Raheem Sterling, Saido Berahino and Jack Grealish.
And while the risks from using what is also known as hilarious gas from small containers are generally considered low, football teams are usually unhappy when their players are associated with images such as those published on The Sun.
The Drug Abuse Advisory Council stated that the drug "has the potential to cause harm to users, including death", with nitrous oxide responsible for 17 deaths between 2006 and 2012.
Arsenal was not available for a comment on Thursday evening, but in the past he emphasized the fact of reminding players of their responsibilities as professionals representing their club.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (left) and Alexandre Lacazette (right) also appear in the video
Matteo Guendouzi seems to lose consciousness during what is said to be a private party