Dani Ceballos has dismissed a report that he had been involved in a training ground with Arsenal teammate David Luiz.
The Athletic reported on Thursday that Luiz “took exception” to a challenge from the Span international player at the end of a training match last week that prompted him to disregard.
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Luiz is reported to have hit Ceballos on the nose, drawing blood by grafting, before the pair were separated by members of the Gunners’ coaching staff.
Ceballos took to Twitter to label the story as “FAKE.”
Sources have told ESPN that there was a clash between Ceballos and Luiz but the pair were not sent home and the incident is considered “unusual” for elite-level training fields nationwide.
It will come, however, three months after Ceballos was involved in a minor disagreement with Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah during the warm-up ahead of the Gunners’ opening day victory at Fulham.
Ceballos made two powerful tackles on Nketiah as the team went through a practice rehearsal at Craven Cottage although the duo quickly put the fracas behind them.