Arsenal in training bust-up with David Luiz hitting Dani Ceballos on the nose, knocking him to the floor before both players were sent home and forced to apologise to each other
- David Luiz took exception to a challenge from Dani Ceballos in Arsenal training
- The Brazilian defender struck Ceballos on the nose, leaving him with a scratch
- The Spanish midfielder rose to his feet and the pair had to be separated
- Mikel Arteta sent the players home from training and they have since apologised
David Luiz struck Arsenal team-mate Dani Ceballos in the face during a sensational training ground bust-up over the international break.
The pair had to be separated by manager Mikel Arteta after a challenge by Ceballos sparked a scrap.
The fight occurred during a practice match last Friday, when many of the Arsenal squad were away with their national sides.
A clash during Arsenal training between David Luiz (L) and Dani Ceballos (R) has been revealed
The pair were sent home from training last Friday and have since apologised to each other
The match involved senior players not away on international duty and players from the club’s academy.
Sources claim Luiz, along with other senior players, had repeatedly taken issue with Ceballos over his rough treatment of some of the younger players.
Later in the session Luiz, 33, and Ceballos, 24, collided during the training match which resulted in Luiz lashing out at the Spaniard.
It left Ceballos on the ground, with a scratch on his nose.
Luiz and Ceballos moved to Arsenal last year, in a permanent deal and on loan respectively
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta immediately ended the training session following the altercation
When he rose to confront Luiz, players and Arsenal staff moved quickly to de-escalate the situation.
Arteta immediately ended the session. The Gunners stars have since apologised to each other.
It is not the first time Ceballos has clashed with a team-mate this season. He had an altercation with Eddie Nketiah on the campaign’s opening day.
Ceballos was also involved in a bust-up with Eddie Nketiah on the first day of the new season