(Fulham – Arsenal 0-3) Alexandre Lacazette made history and the Brazilian debutants Gabriel and Willian got a dream start to their Arsenal careers. But before the kick-off, there was not as good an atmosphere in the capital team.
Before the opening match in the Premier League between Fulham and Arsenal on Saturday, BT Sports’ TV camera captured a heated discussion between the benched Arsenal players Dani Ceballos (24) and Eddie Nketiah (21).
In the clip you can see that Ceballos goes in with straight knobs to catch the ball in the “square”, something Arsenal’s young striker obviously liked very badly. Nketiah eventually ends up shooting a ball unnecessarily hard in the leg of Real Madrid loaned Ceballos, and the Spaniard responds by going straight to the young boy’s throat. “Things that happen,” says BT Sport expert Rio Ferdinand.
– Sometimes it gets hot, and you see it there every week on the training field. I do not think Mikel Arteta will be too dissatisfied with that, Ferdinand said on the broadcast.
Watch the event in the video window at the top.
However, not everyone agrees with the former Manchester United player.
– This is not passion. These are two players who “throw toys at each other” because they were not allowed to start. Do they use that aggression in the game so maybe they start, writes former Premier League player and Sky Sports expert Jamie O’Hara on .
Both Ceballos and Nketiah started on the bench against Fulham, but both got a few minutes towards the end of the match.
Arsenal also almost got a nightmare start to the Premier League season when Gabriel chose to drop a ball past him with Fulham striker Aboubakar Kamara lurking just behind just after one minute. Bernd Leno made sure that the new purchase escaped the horror, and Alexandre Lacazette lowered the shoulders of the rest of the Arsenal team a little later.
It has boiled well around Arsenal’s French striker in the transition slots this summer, where he has been, among other things.
“If it’s true, I’m not happy,” Lacazette said of the rumors.
And on Saturday he responded with his legs also by,, becoming the first player in history to have scored the season’s first Premier League goal on two occasions.