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Dani Ceballos speaks out on David Luiz bust-up at Arsenal

Dani Ceballos, David Luiz
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The Arsenal pair came to blows in a training session recently and Ceballos has now opened up on the incident.

Dani Ceballos admitted his alleged confrontation with David Luiz was not ‘exemplary behavior’, but he feels it proves the fighting spirit inside the Arsenal camp.

The duo reportedly came to blows in training earlier this month. Luiz apparently took exception to a challenge from his teammate and hit him on the nose. Ceballos then labeled a report from The Athletic as ‘fake’ on Twitter.

Despite their indifferences, however, Ceballos and Luiz helped Arsenal record a 3-0 Europa League win over Molde on Thursday.

Neither player showed any signs of ill-feeling towards the other, and will probably feature again in the Gunners’ Premier League match at home to Wolves on Sunday night.

“I’m not going to say that there wasn’t a clash or a scuffle,” Ceballos, who is on his second loan stint from Real Madrid, told The Sun on the alleged confrontation.

“It was not an exemplary behavior, 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.”

Ceballos added: “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.”