The Sunday Post (Inverness)

This level of stupidity is no laughing matter for Gunners


So it turns out some of Arsenal’s top stars spent their summer inhaling laughing gas.

Well, I bet they aren’t laughing now.

I can’t get my head around why footballer­s would want to touch a substance known as “hippy crack” – let alone in a nightclub.

The likes of Mesut Ozil, Alexandre Lacazette, PierreEmer­ick Aubameyang, and Mattéo Guendouzi, were allegedly seen to inhale nitrous oxide in footage relseased last week

It’s not illegal – but the level of stupidity needed to do it is beyond me.

The incident is supposed to have happened in August, while Arsenal were in pre-season training. Maybe that explains why the players were inhaling this gas instead of drinking.

Their fitness gets tested every day in pre-season, and a hangover would cause a fairly obvious drop-off in performanc­e.

But as role models for kids, these footballer­s shouldn’t be doing things like this.

The least they should be able to do in return for the millions they are paid is live sensibly – at least during their playing careers.

After that, they can do what they like.

But for now, Arsenal – and football – cannot turn a blind eye to it.

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