Leaked reports of Arsenal's training ground bust-up leaves Mikel Arteta furious

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Nov 21, 2020, 03.19 PM(IST)

File Photo: Mikel Arteta Photograph:( Reuters )

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"I don't like the fact that that incident comes out at all," Arteta told reporters ahead of Sunday's Premier League match at Leeds United.

Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta was furious after a clash between teammates in training was reported by the media in a detailed manner. Arteta was concerned about how the story was leaked.

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According to British media, defender David Luiz and midfielder Dani Ceballos had clashed in a training session following a late challenge earlier this week, with Luiz drawing blood after hitting Ceballos in the face.

While Ceballos took to Twitter and call the report 'fake', Arteta said the incident had been resolved. However, the Spanish coach is concerned about the leak. "I don't like the fact that that incident comes out at all," Arteta told reporters ahead of Sunday's Premier League match at Leeds United.

"I will find out where it is coming from and if that is the case, that goes completely against what I expect from each other, the privacy and the confidentiality that we need. There will be consequences.

"It's a contact sport... Training is very competitive and issues happen a lot of the time."

Ceballos, who is on loan from Real Madrid, has been involved in a scuffle with a Gunner in the past. He has been involved in an altercation with Eddie Nketiah during a warm-up session ahead of a match against Fulham in September.

However, the two made up and were all smiles when Ceballos posted an image with the 21-year-old striker after the match with the caption: "No problems here my brother." 

(Inputs from Reuters)

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