‘Arsenal is alive’ – Ceballos lifts lid on Luiz bust-up
Dani Ceballos claims his training ground bust-up with David Luiz shows that the Arsenal squad “has character”.
Reports suggested Luiz and Ceballos had been involved in a physical altercation following an argument after an inter-squad training match during the international break.
While it was claimed Luiz had drawn blood from Ceballos during the exchange, Mikel Arteta said recently that the incident was not unlike any other training ground disagreement.
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And now Ceballos says he and Luiz will “learn” from the incident but claims it shows “Arsenal is alive”.
“I’m not going to say that there wasn’t a clash or a scuffle,” Ceballos told The Sun.
“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.
“We didn’t let a single day go by. We spoke that same afternoon after training. Now we have to learn so it does not happen again.”
After a solid start to the Premier League season, Arsenal have faltered recently and are without a Premier League goal from open play in 431 minutes of football.
Asked if a win over Wolves would kick-start Arsenal’s Premier League campaign, Arteta told reporters on Friday: “Yes – after the disappointment result that we had at home, well the last two we had at home, we have to put that right.
“We have to make the Emirates a fortress. It’s a completely different feeling playing at home with our without fans, it’s not the same but it’s what we have at the moment and we need a win on Sunday for sure.”