Arsenal playmaker Dani Ceballos claims he immediately settled his differences with Brazilian defender David Luiz following their bust-up during a training session at the Emirates Stadium and believes the incident proves that Mikel Arteta’s squad have a character.
In a session during the international break, the two players came to blows with Brazilian allegedly hitting the former Real Betis midfielder in the face.
David Luiz was reportedly unhappy with a challenge from the Spaniard, while players and coaching staff were forced to intervene after the midfielder was struck on the nose.
Both players held talks with each other and solved their issues they haveapologised to the rest of the Arsenal squad as well, while Mikel Arteta moved to play down the severity of the row.
And while Spaniard admits he did not show ‘exemplary behaviour’, the he blieves the incident shows ‘that the Gunners are 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.’