Mikel Arteta: ‘There Will Be Consequences’ for Leak of Alleged David Luiz and Dani Ceballos Incident


Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says “there will be consequences” for the source that leaked a story over an alleged training ground incident between David Luiz and Dani Ceballos on Friday, according to BBC Sport.

It was reported that the pair came to blows following a heavy tackle from Ceballos on Luiz, with the Brazilian drawing blood from his team-mate in an altercation that followed.

Arteta Says There Will Be Consequences for Leak of Alleged Luiz and Ceballos Incident

Mikel Arteta Says Incident Between Luiz and Ceballos is ‘Nothing’

Commenting on the incident, Arteta said: “I don’t like the fact that that incident comes out at all.”

“I will find out where it is coming from and if that is the case, that goes completely against what I expect from each other, the privacy and the confidentiality that we need, and there will be consequences.”

“Training is very competitive and issues happen a lot of times. Those things get resolved immediately within the team and there is not much to say.”

The Arsenal boss shrugged off the rumours of a fall-out between Luiz and Ceballos, stating: “There is no problem at all.”

Ceballos was also quick to downplay any rumours of tension between himself and Luiz, retweeting the article that reported the events with the word “FAKE”.

Arteta Will Be Focused on Returning to Winning Ways

Arsenal return to action after the international break on Sunday, when they travel to Elland Road to face Leeds United.

After a shock 3-0 home loss to Aston Villa last time out, Arteta’s side will be looking to close the gap on teams in the top six with a win. They will be without Mohamed Elneny and Sead Kolasinac, who both tested positive for COVID-19 on international duty.

Thomas Partey will also be unavailable for selection against the Whites, as he has not recovered from the thigh injury suffered last time out against Villa.

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