The manager of the Gunners is not pleased after details about a training ground spat was given to the media
Mikel Arteta says he would figure out who leaked information about Dani Ceballos and David Luiz about a training ground bust-up and warned that the culprit will have ‘consequences.’
The Athletic announced that after the latter had taken offense to a tackle made by the Spanish midfielder, Ceballos and Luiz had squared up during preparation.
Before the pair were forced apart by teammates, Luiz is said to have hit Ceballos, drawing blood.
In an attempt to refute the altercation, Ceballos quickly took to social media, dismissing it as ‘fiction’, but Arteta has now acknowledged that there was a misunderstanding, although he maintains that there is no ‘no problem’ between the pair at all.
Yet the Arsenal manager is far from pleased that in the first place details of the battle emerged and will now discuss just how the data was smuggled out to the public – having talks with his players and workers.
“He said, “I don’t like the incident coming out at all. “I’m trying to figure out where it comes from.
“That goes entirely against what I expect from each other, the confidentiality and privacy that we need, and it will have consequences.”
Since the beginning of the season, the training ground clash with Luiz means Ceballos has now been embroiled in two different accidents with team-mates.
On the opening weekend of the Premier League season, he was also caught on camera clashing with Eddie Nketiah during the warm-up ahead of Arsenal’s game at Fulham.
After the game, Ceballos shared a photo of himself with Nketiah, insisting that everything had been forgiven, but the fact that he was now entangled in another altercation posed concerns about his disposition.
When asked whether it was simply coincidental that Ceballos was again embroiled in a collision with a teammate or whether it meant that the midfielder had a bigger concern, Arteta said Well, whether it’s a coincidence or not it doesn’t change things much, it’s just the competitive levels we demand and the standards we want to set.”
Although there’s a really fine thread, clearly, that it’s a competitive problem to when it heads anywhere far where we clearly don’t really don’t want to help.
“But it’s a sport of contact and events and it’s about how you solve them within the team and people and how you move from there.”