Arsenal taking Alexandre Lacazette report ‘seriously’

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Arsenal are taking a report striker Alexandre Lacazette inhaled nitrous oxide from a balloon “seriously”.

An article in the Daily Star showed the France striker pictured with a balloon in his mouth and he is said to have sent a video to friends.

An Arsenal spokesperson added that it was “a private matter” that would be “handled internally”.

Lacazette has previously been warned about a similar offence of inhaling the substance, also known as laughing gas.

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Arsenal recently spoke to all their players after Lacazette was one of four players to break social distancing guidelines during the coronavirus lockdown.

On that occasion, the 28-year-old was too close to someone valeting his car.