Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has insisted there is no issue between David Luiz and Dani Ceballos following their training ground bust-up last week.
As reported, the Brazilian defender Luiz, 33, had a scrap with his 24-year-old Spanish team-mate – who was left with a scratch on his nose following the altercation – during a practice match in training last Friday and had to be separated by Arteta.
Both players were sent home afterwards and forced to apologise to one another but Gunners boss Arteta – channelling his former boss Arsene Wenger – claimed he couldn’t see Luiz ‘hitting’ Ceballos and insisted the problem has now been resolved.
‘The training is very competitive and issues happened a lot of times, those things get resolved immediately within the team and not much to say,’ Arteta said ahead of his side’s trip to Leeds on Sunday in their first game back from the international break.
‘There is no problem between the two. I’ve got a really bad vision from far’.
Sources claimed Luiz was one of the senior players who had repeatedly taken issue with Ceballos over his rough treatment of some of the younger players, which has already seen the on-loan Real Madrid midfielder fight with Eddie Nketiah on the campaign’s opening day.
Arteta claimed not to have seen the incident between the Spain and England Under-21 internationals at Fulham, but was forced to break up the session following the clash between Luiz and Ceballos, who have since apologised to each other.
With many of the Arsenal squad away on international duty, the training match involved senior players not selected by their national sides and players from the club’s academy.
The Gunners face Marcelo Bielsa’s side at Elland Road looking to recover from their humbling defeat by Aston Villa last time out and to score from open play for the first time in five games.
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