Dani Ceballos has downplayed his ‘scuffle’ with David Luiz during Arsenal training and insists the incident is proof that the club ‘is alive’.
Ceballos and Luiz were reportedly separated during the international break as tensions boiled over between the two players in training, the duo allegedly coming to blows with players and coaching staff forced to intervene.
The incident is understood to have surfaced after Luiz objected to Ceballos’ rough treatment of the club’s younger players, and follows a pre-match confrontation between the Spanish midfielder and Eddie Nketiah ahead of Arsenal’s victory at Fulham in September.
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Ceballos has now opened up on his clash with Luiz and says the pair swiftly settled their differences following the incident, suggesting the ‘scuffle’ shows Arsenal have players with passion and ‘character’.
“I’m not going to say that there wasn’t a clash or a scuffle,” Ceballos told The Sun.
“It was not an exemplary behaviour but it is good to see Arsenal is alive – that the team has character.
“We are two footballers with very similar leadership qualities and these things can happen.
“We didn’t let a single day go by. We spoke that same afternoon after training.
“Now we have to learn so it does not happen again.”
Arsenal will be hoping to end their inconsistent recent form in the Premier League when they host Wolves at the Emirates tomorrow evening.
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