Eddie Nketiah explains Dani Ceballos spat after Arsenal pair link-up to down West Ham

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Eddie Nketiah and Dani Ceballos celebrate Arsenal beating West Ham (Picture: Getty Images)

Eddie Nketiah scored Arsenal’s winner against West Ham after a Dani Ceballos assist on Saturday night, and confirms that ‘it’s all love’ between the pair after their spat last week.

The two Gunners stars clashed in the warm-up ahead of their victory over Fulham last weekend, with things getting physical in a passing routine before kick-off.

They had already put the matter to bed, with Ceballos posting a photo of the two men on social media, and now they have done the perfect thing to rebuild the friendship.

Ceballos unselfishly squared the ball to Nketiah for the young striker to score with just five minutes to go and secure a 2-1 victory.

Asked about the clash the week prior, Nketiah was happy to admit he was unhappy at the time, but it is all water under the bridge.

‘It was a bit of a coming together, I was a bit upset with the challenge he put in, obviously the reaction was there,’ said Nketiah.

‘But we made up pretty quickly, apologised quickly and get on with it. That’s what happens in life.

‘It was nice for him to make the assist for me today, so it’s all love now.’

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta had addressed the clash before the victory over West Ham, and was pleased with how his players reacted to the disagreement.

‘Well, I was surprised first of all because it isn’t a common thing to see at the start!’ said Arteta. ‘To be fair, I didn’t like too much that image in public, but then I understood what happened and I understood how much both of them wanted to play and their level of frustration they were managing.

‘I really liked the way things were resolved, though. First of all between them personally, and then publicly with that picture. It was the end of the story and now we can learn from that and move on.

‘If you give me the choice, I don’t want them to kill each other! But it’s okay, it’s not bad!’

Nketiah had only been on for eight minutes when he scored the crucial goal against the Hammers and the 21-year-old was thrilled to repay his manager’s faith.

‘Almost [my first touch], I think the second maybe. It was nice to get on and help the team get a win.’

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