Nketiah and Ceballos come to blows during warm-up before Fulham

‘Falling apart already… it’s going to be a long season’: Arsenal fans in disbelief at Eddie Nketiah and Dani Ceballos bust up before season opener against Fulham

  • Arsenal players Dani Ceballos and Eddie Nketiah came to blows during warm-up
  • Ceballos put in a heavy challenge on the striker and they exchanged words
  • The Spaniard then pushed Nketiah as other players had to intervene to stop it 

Arsenal players Dani Ceballos and Eddie Nketiah got into a heated exchange during the warm-ups before their season opener against Fulham.

During a small-sided ‘rondo’ game, Ceballos appeared to become frustrated and put in a heavy challenge on the young striker.

The two appeared to have some strong words and then square up to each other as things almost came to blows.

Arsenal players Dani Ceballos and Eddie Nketiah got into a heated exchange during warm-up

During a small-sided game, Ceballos appeared to become frustrated as they came to blows

A couple nearby Arsenal players intervened and walked Nketiah away from the clearly outraged Ceballos.

BT Sport pundit Rio Ferdinand said that Gunners boss Mikel Arteta will not be ‘too disappointed’ to see the scuffle. 

‘End of the day sometimes it gets heated,’ Ferdinand explained.

‘You’d probably see that once or twice a week in the training ground it just happens we’ve been here to see it but I’m sure Arteta won’t be too disappointed with that.’

Peter Crouch added: ‘Good to see it I think, bit of passion.’

Former Tottenham player Jamie O’Hara disagreed with Crouch’s view of them showing passion, as he tweeted: ‘This isn’t passion this is two players throwing there toys out the pram because there not playing, need to put that aggression into the game and they might start’

Fans have reacted online following the pair’s dispute, as one fan tweeted: ‘Ceballos and Nketiah already fighting before kick off. It’s gonna be a long season for Arsenal.’

Another fan responded and said that the Arsenal squad is ‘falling apart already’. 




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