Numerous Gunners gamers had been pictured apparently inhaling nitrous oxide in a London membership in August, however former Crystal Palace chairman Jordan says all they deserve is a slap on the wrist
Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast co-host Simon Jordan has dismissed the ‘hippy crack’ storm surrounding the Arsenal workforce as ‘young kids being silly’.
The Sun revealed a story on Friday exhibiting a variety of first-team Gunners stars, together with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Mesut Ozil, Alexandre Lacazette and Matteo Guendouzi, apparently inhaling the authorized excessive nitrous oxide in a London membership.
It is claimed the pictures date again to August, earlier than the beginning of the brand new Premier League season.
The exposé – which comes with Arsenal on a 20-game unbeaten run – is certain to spark outrage and can little question immediate reminders over their duty as skilled footballers and position fashions to youngsters.
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But former Crystal Palace chairman Jordan has informed talkSPORT that, in the event that they had been his gamers, he would do not more than give them a slap on the wrist.
“I bet the newspapers have been dying to drop this story, but they haven’t had the opportunity because Arsenal keeping winning,” he stated on Friday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.
“It’s one thing and nothing.
“It’s young kids behaving silly off season. It’s not affecting their efficiency.
“These are kids, I do know they’re of their mid-20s however they’re nonetheless young males acting out a little bit.
“As a former proprietor what would I’ve stated to them? Probably, ‘what’s the matter with you? It’s silly and pointless, you’ve received higher issues to do together with your time’.
“But so far as impacting their efficiency, I’d have a look at the very fact they’ve gone on a 20-game unbeaten run…
“The whole story is something and nothing, really.”
Arsenal have already defined they are going to be reminding gamers of their tasks.
“The players will be spoken to about this and reminded of their responsibilities as representatives of the club,” a spokesperson stated.