Keown has no problem with struggling in training as long as Arteta wants to cover up the problems at Emirates.
Martin Keown claimed that the conflict betweenDavid Luiz
in training may indicate a deep “problem” atArsenal
urged to keep a lid on emotions.
It is reported that while Arsenal prepare to back into action after November international break, tempers have flared at London Cloney.
According to reports, there was a intense fight between Brazilian defender Luiz and Spanish midfielder Ceballos which led to a physical clash.
Ceballos tried to downplay this incident on social media, while Arteta pulled off his best Arsene Wenger impression when quizzed on the spat and claimed not to have had a good view of it.
The former Gunners defender told talkSPORT: “If it did happen, it wouldn't be unusual. These things happen.
“It's never nice to see it but Arsenal lost that game againstVilla
heavily and maybe there is a little bit of a problem within the camp and sometimes people get fraught with one another.
“There's a fighting spirit there. You won't want it to happen too often.
“You need to keep everyone together and Arteta needs to be on top of it.”
The Arsenal boss was asked about this issue at the pre-match press conferences and he responded that a storm has blown over.
When quizzed on what had happened, Arteta said: “Nothing.
“Training is very competitive and issues happen a lot of times. Those things get resolved immediately within the team and there is not much to say.
“There is no problem at all (between the players).”
Arsenal are in the process of readying themselves for a trip toLeeds