The Gunners’ teammates clashed during a training session, and the Brazilian is said to have struck the loaned Real Madrid star in the face.
Mikel Arteta has downplayed reports of a fight between Arsenal teammates Dani Ceballos and David Luiz in training, saying incidents happen all the time behind closed doors.
Athletic revealed on Thursday that Ceballos and Luiz had faced off after the latter had opposed a challenge from the Spaniard during a training match at London Colney.
Luiz was reportedly hitting his colleague in the face, leaving the midfielder with a scratch on his nose, although Ceballos, on loan from Real Madrid for the season, struck the story as ‘false’ on social media.
Despite Ceballos’s denials, it is understood that the two players did collide, although Arteta said he did not see exactly what happened when he was questioned about the incident.
However, the Arsenal manager insisted that now “there is no problem” between the pair, which could show up when the Gunners face Leeds at Elland Road on Sunday.
“I have very bad vision from afar,” Arteta said with a smile. “That’s why we train behind closed doors.
“The training is very competitive and problems happen many times. Those things are resolved immediately within the team and there is not much to say ”.
Meanwhile, Arteta says that the situation around Willian has been “resolved” after the Brazilian traveled abroad without the club’s permission during the international break.
Willian was photographed on social media at a restaurant in Dubai, despite current government guidelines stating that “traveling outside the home, including internationally, is restricted from England, except in limited circumstances, such as for work or education.”
It is understood that when explaining the reasons for the trip, the former Chelsea player told Arteta that it was for commercial reasons and that he was fulfilling commitments related to image rights.
The forward trained with the squad on Thursday after testing negative for coronavirus upon his return and Arteta says the incident has now been resolved, though he stopped short of confirming that the 32-year-old would still be in the squad to face Leeds. this Thursday. Weekend.
“The deal has been settled, explained and discussed at the team and at the club,” said the Gunners boss. “We had a conversation and I explained what I expected.
“There are many personal factors at the moment and also on our side, we have to be in their place. Many players have different problems, like any public person, and sometimes they make decisions based on the needs or the moment or what people expect from there.
“Whether they are right or not, then obviously is something we have to discuss. But again, it has been treated the right way and let’s move on. “
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