Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is not happy after information was given to the media about a training ground spat.
The Gunners boss warned there will be consequences for those who leaked details of a training ground bust-up between Dani Ceballos and David Luiz.
The Athletic reported that as Arteta blew the final whistle during a practice match last Friday, David Luiz was not happy with a challenge by Dani Ceballos and retaliated by hitting him in the face and left him bloodied before the pair were pulled apart by team-mates.
While Ceballos immediately took to social media to deny the incident, labelling it as ‘fake’, Arteta has now admitted that there was a clash and vowed to flush out the mole who leaked the incident to reporters. Said, Arteta:
I don’t like the fact that that incident comes out at all. I will find out where it is coming from.
That goes completely against what I expect from each other, the privacy and the confidentiality that we need, and there will be consequences.
Ceballos was also caught on camera clashing with Eddie Nketiah during the warm-up ahead of Arsenal’s game at Fulham on the opening weekend of the Premier League campaign.
Arteta was asked whether it was just coincidental that Ceballos was again involved in a clash with a team-mate or whether it suggested there was a bigger problem with the midfielder.
In response, the former Gunners captain said such incidents are going to happen and it’s about how you resolve them within the team and individuals and how you move from there.