Dani Ceballos lifts lid on training clash with team-mate David Luiz

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Arsenal midfielder Dani Ceballos has lifted the lift on a recent training clash with team-mate and defender David Luiz.

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Ceballos, 24, joined Arsenal on loan at the beginning of last season and is expected to remain at the Emirates until the end of the 2020-21 campaign.

Since his arrival in London, the talented Spanish midfielder has featured in 50 matches in all competitions and has been directly involved in five goals.

However, during a reasonably successful spell in London, shockingly, a recent report emerged from leading journalist David Ornstein which claimed the midfielder and team-mate Luiz were involved in a training ground bust-up.

The claims that the pair had engaged in a physical altercation were initially branded as ‘fake’ by Ceballos himself who took to his social media to cool speculation.

However, during a recent interview with The Sun, the 24-year-old has since backtracked on his original claims and hinted that there was in fact a coming together.

“I’m not going to say that there wasn’t a clash or a scuffle,” Ceballos said. “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.”

Arsenal’s Spaniard clashed with youngster Eddie Nketiah during the Gunners warm-up in their league opener against Fulham.

The just two-months later, Ceballos and Luiz clashed during training allegedly over the Spanish midfielder’s treatment of some of the side’s younger players.

It is understood that the pair stood-up to one another but Ceballos has now cooled suggestions that the pair are still at logger heads.

“We didn’t let a single day go by. We spoke that same afternoon after training,” the 24-year-old explained. “Now we have to learn so it does not happen again.”



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