The reported training ground bust-up involving the Arsenal duo of Dani Ceballos and David Luiz has been labelled fake by one of the players involved. Spanish international Dani Ceballos reacted to the said incident on Twitter. He used his official account to quote the tweet about what happened from renowned journalist David Ornstein. His reply to the news was a four-letter word ‘FAKE’.
David Ornstein writes for The Athletic and he was the journalist responsible for the details about the incident between David Luiz and Dani Ceballos at the London Colney training ground of the Gunners. According to the former BBC reporter, Dani Ceballos was confronted by David Luiz on a challenge during Arsenal training last week Friday and that led to a fight between the two players.
Ornstein also said that Spanish international Ceballos was left bloodied face on the floor following the punch to the face from Brazilian defender Luiz. The players had to be separated by other teammates and club staff. The two players were sent home afterwards and they both apologized on their return to training on Tuesday. Ceballos and Luiz have been training at Arsenal during the international break after the two players were snubbed by their respective national teams.
Despite the incident, the two players remain in contention for the Leeds United vs. Arsenal game on Sunday evening. The two teams are in need of a win after recent poor results. Leeds United and Arsenal were flying high in the Premier League during the opening weeks of the season but that’s no longer the case after a string of poor results.
Leeds United have lost their last two games in the league by a three-goal deficit. They were beaten 4-1 at home by Leicester City in their penultimate Premier League game, before the 2001 Champions League semi-finalists were beaten at Crystal Palace by the same scoreline in their last game. For Arsenal, they have lost three of the last four games in the Premier League.