Mikel Arteta comments shed light on Dani Ceballos’ bust-up with Eddie Nketiah

Dani Ceballos and Eddie Nketiah were involved in a bust-up ahead of Arsenal's 3-0 victory over Fulham on Saturday.

The duo were taking part in a Rondo alongside the rest of the Arsenal bench when the Spaniard, on loan from Real Madrid, went in a little too hard on Nketiah.

The young striker took exception to his team-mate seemingly leaving a little bit on him, and reacted by blasting the ball at him.

This resulted in Ceballos squaring up to the forward and the pair pushing each other before their Gunners team-mates quickly broke them up.

Ceballos took to Instagram after the match to confirm there was no hard feelings between the duo with a picture of him and Nketiah smiling.

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Meanwhile Rio Ferdinand, who was providing analysis for BT Sport, played down the incident as something that happens on training grounds every week.

Ceballos doesn't come across as a 'Martin Keown' type, which is why the clash took fans by surprise on social media.

But Mikel Arteta's comments on Ceballos, when he re-signed him on loan for Arsenal this summer, shed light on what the Spaniard is really like – passionate and committed.

"Dani was an integral part of our team last season and finished the season in excellent form," Arteta said.

"I love Dani's passion and commitment and he's a highly skilful player. We're all delighted to welcome him back and we look forward to seeing him pick up where he left off."

It is because of this that Arteta hugely played down the incident, claiming he didn't even see it – or perhaps, it didn't even register with him as being a problem.

Arteta clearly likes the fire the Spaniard brings to the dressing room, and if tempers do flare from time to time then so be it.

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