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Sport Ceballos: Training-ground clash with David Luiz proves Arsenal are 'alive'

13:15  28 november  2020
13:15  28 november  2020 Source:   goal.com

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Dani Ceballos has insisted that his fight with David Luiz shows that Arsenal are " alive ", while admitting he clashed with his team-mate because of the "very similar leadership qualities" they share. The Athletic revealed that Ceballos and Luiz were involved in a training ground bust-up last week

Ceballos reckons his scrap with Luiz will make Arsenal stronger in the long runCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd. We spoke that same afternoon after training . Ahead of Sunday's clash with Wolves, Arsenal are five points off fourth-placed Leicester on the face of it, that does not suggest

Dani Ceballos put his training-ground clash with Arsenal team-mate David Luiz down to "similar leadership qualities", believing the incident can have a positive impact on the squad.

Dani Ceballos, David Luiz Moreira Marinho are posing for a picture: Dani Ceballos and David Luiz © Arsenal FC via Getty Images Dani Ceballos and David Luiz

The Athletic reported last week that Ceballos, who clashed with Eddie Nketiah in the warm-up before the Gunners' win at Fulham in September, and David Luiz had been involved in an incident during training.

Mikel Arteta subsequently confirmed the issue had been dealt with and that there was no problem between the pair, though Arsenal's manager insisted he would be punishing whoever leaked the information to the media.

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  Arteta claims 'no problem' between Arsenal duo David Luiz and Ceballos Reports of a training ground bust-up between David Luiz and Dani Ceballos have been played down by Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta.The Athletic alleged a physical altercation between David Luiz and Ceballos took place during the international break, though the Spanish midfielder took to Twitter to call the story "fake".

Arsenal training ground fight: Dani Ceballos dismisses ‘Fake’ reports of David Luiz bust-up Yahoo! Arsenal star David Luiz 'drew blood' from Dani Ceballos in violent training ground clash Daily and Sunday Express16:18 19-Nov-20.

Legit.ng News ★ Dani Ceballos has furiously denied reports of a training ground altercation with Arsenal - Dani Ceballos has called the news about his altercation with David Luiz in training as fake. - There were reports that the Arsenal midfielder was struck in the face by the Brazilian defender.

Ceballos – who is spending his second successive season on loan from Real Madrid after impressing in his first campaign – says that the run-in with his team-mate proves Arsenal's squad has the fighting spirit needed at the top level.

"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.


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"Now we have to learn so it does not happen again."

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The training ground clash with Luiz means Ceballos has now been involved in two separate incidents with team-mates since the start of the season. He was also caught on camera clashing with Eddie Nketiah during the warm-up ahead of Arsenal ’s game at Fulham on the opening weekend of

The training ground clash with Luiz means Ceballos has now been involved in two separate incidents with team-mates since the start of the season. He was also caught on camera clashing with Eddie Nketiah during the warm-up ahead of Arsenal ’s game at Fulham on the opening weekend of

Arsenal have had an indifferent start to the season, with defensive resilience seemingly coming at the cost of their attacking output.

The Gunners, who face Wolves on Sunday, have managed just nine goals from as many league games, with only 30 attempts on target.

Their tally of 64 efforts in total is the joint fifth lowest in the league, but Ceballos has no doubt Arsenal are on the right track under Arteta.

"The team was almost dead, but after Arteta's arrival we won the FA Cup and the Community Shield," Ceballos added. "It's not even a year since he arrived and he has given a radical change to the club.

"He's the soul of the club and he’s lucky that the players trust him 100 per cent. Arsenal need him, in part because he takes the initiative most of the time.

"Arsenal have to fight to be in the top four. But before there were five teams fighting to get into the Champions League, now there are six or seven.

"You just have to look at Manchester City, one of the best teams in England, or Manchester United. They are not up at the top of the table.

"Southampton and Aston Villa, who last year struggled not to be relegated, have surprised everyone. It is a tremendously competitive league, anyone can beat anyone. But our moment will come."

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