Mikel Arteta on Arsenal's training ground bust-up ahead of Leeds United clash, clarifies winger situation after Dubai trip

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Leeds United take on Arsenal this weekend in the top flight.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta says there is 'no problem' following a reported training ground bust-up between David Luiz and Dani Ceballos.

Reports emerged earlier this week that the pair had an altercation in the build-up to this weekend's Premier League clash with Leeds United.

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The Gunners travel to Elland Road on Sunday afternoon as club football returns following the international break.

Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta. (Getty)Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta. (Getty)
Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta. (Getty)

Luiz is said to have punched Caballos following a tackle, but Arteta has now played down the incident ahead of his squad travelling from the capital to West Yorkshire.

"Nothing," the Gunners boss said after being asked to clarify the incident.

"Training is very competitive and issues happen a lot of the time, but those things get resolved immediately within the team. There's not much to say. There's no problem at all.

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Asked if he saw the incident, he smiled: "No. I've got a really bad vision from far away! That's why we train behind closed doors."

Arsenal winger Willian has also been in the spotlight in recent days after the Brazilian travelled to Dubai during the international break.

The 32-year-old is expected to feature against the Whites but was required to return a negative coronavirus test before resuming training with his team-mates.

"You keep asking me for more and more issues," Arteta said.

"Whatever happens internally with any issues or things that we don't expect, as always we will try to resolve them internally. That's been dealt with and explained, and we move on.

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"We had a conversation and I explained what I expected. There are a lot of personal factors at the moment and as well from our side, we need to be in their shoes.

"A lot of players are having different issues, like any person out there and sometimes they make decisions based on the needs of the moment, or what people are expecting from them.

"Whether they are right or wrong, it's a thing that we have to discuss. But it's been dealt with in the right way so let's move on."

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