Arsenal stars Ceballos & Nketiah in angry bust-up before Fulham clash

Arsenal stars Ceballos & Nketiah

Eddie Nketiah and Dani Ceballos had to be separated by team-mates after a furious exchange before Arsenal’s Premier League game against Fulham.

Both players, who were both named amongst the substitutes for Arteta’s side, were taking part in the pre-match warm-up when things became heated-up between the duo.

It took place during a short passing drill and the high point was when Ceballos – who only just returned to the Emirates on a season-long loan from Real Madrid – caught Eddie Nketiah with a late challenge.

Nketiah clearly said something to his Spanish team-mate, who responded by angrily shoving the Arsenal forward away before shouting at him as he prepared to continue the training drill.

But, Things then appeared to calm down before both players went at it again after another challenge by Ceballos, which ended with Nketiah kicking the ball at the midfielder.

Ceballos then shoved Nketiah again and they squared up before Kolasinac got involved, with the player getting his large frame between the players and taking Ceballos away to prevent things from escalating further.

The warm-up continued, with Nketiah joining Bukayo Saka and Joe Willock near the centre circle, away from Dani Ceballos, who was still furious with the incident.

Members of Arteta’s coaching staff saw what happened and the Arsenal manager was no doubt informed about the incident as the team made their way back to the dressing room to get set for kick-off.

When Ceballos and Nketiah re-emerged, the duo stayed away from each other and sat on opposite ends of the bench as they watched the first half as Arsenal got the new campaign underway.


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