Mikel Arteta speaks out on bust-up between Arsenal team-mates Eddie Nketiah and Dani Ceballos

first_img‘Well, I was surprised first of all because it isn’t a common thing to see at the start!’ said Arteta. ‘To be fair, I didn’t like too much that image in public, but then I understood what happened and I understood how much both of them wanted to play and their level of frustration they were managing. ‘I really liked the way things were resolved, though. First of all between them personally, and then publicly with that picture. It was the end of the story and now we can learn from that and move on.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘You can see the way Dani and Eddie came on the pitch in the last few minutes and how committed they were and how much they wanted to play. ‘I cannot demand the players all the time to be 100 per cent and pushing, but then to be soft and have a really bad body language during the rondos. ‘If you give me the choice, I don’t want them to kill each other! But it’s okay, it’s not bad!’MORE: Arsenal star Dani Ceballos is too ‘weak’ and will get found out this season, claims Tim SherwoodMORE: Mikel Arteta makes decision between Houssem Aouar & Thomas Partey due to tight Arsenal budgetFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Mikel Arteta speaks out on bust-up between Arsenal team-mates Eddie Nketiah and Dani Ceballos Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 18 Sep 2020 1:30 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.8kShares Commentcenter_img Arsenal team-mates Eddie Nketiah and Dani Ceballos clashed during the warm-up ahead of last weekend’s win over Fulham (Picture: BT Sport / Instagram)Mikel Arteta confessed he was shocked to see two of his Arsenal charges scrapping with each other ahead of last week’s victory over Fulham.The pair almost came to blows and had to be separated after the Spaniard, who has only recently returned to the north London club on loan from Real Madrid, went in late on the England Under-21 international during a rondo exercise.After the match, a routine 3-0 victory for the Gunners, Arteta refused to address the incident, claiming he hadn’t seen it. The notoriously spiky Ceballos, meanwhile, attempted to downplay the suggestion of any lingering bad blood, posting an image of himself standing next to Nketiah accompanied by the caption ‘no problems here my brother’. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTNearly a week on from the flash point, Arteta has had time to reflect and was content with how the altercation was resolved and was happy to see such passion and enthusiasm from two players who started the game at Craven Cottage on the substitutes’ bench. You don’t see this every day 👀Dani Ceballos and Eddie Nketiah got into a heated exchange during a pre-match training routine 👜 pic.twitter.com/u1qMPuZ8Ux— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) September 12, 2020 Advertisementlast_img

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