Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette is being investigated by the club after a video emerged online where he is seen inhaling gas from a balloon, according to media reports on Sunday.
The video circulated online showed the 28-year-old French striker appearing to inhale from the balloon and sitting back as his eyes close.
The club said in a statement –
“This is a private matter which we are taking seriously. It will be handled internally,” .
This comes 18 months after the France International and several team-mates were warned over the use of nitrous oxide “hippy crack”.
Back in August 2018, a group of players including Lacazette, Matteo Guendouzi, Mesut Ozil, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were filmed passing out after inhaling the gas known as “hippy crack” – gas from balloons, believed to be nitrous oxide or “laughing gas”.
They were seen among a dozen players as well as 70 girls who were partying at the Tape nightspot in London just days before the start of the season.
Nitrous oxide gas is used as a painkiller for dental patients, but it can also lead to oxygen deprivation and has been attributed to least 17 deaths.
That was after CCTV footage of a private party at a club in August emerged