Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has broken his silence after Gabriel and William Saliba were caught rowing at the end of the Gunners’ win over Leicester City.
The incident occurred after the final whistle of Arsenal’s 2-1 victory over the Foxes, with Gabriel and Saliba seen arguing on the pitch.
Arteta has now spoken out about the incident, insisting that the players have been spoken to and that the matter has been dealt with.
Speaking to the media, Arteta said: “We have spoken to the players and we have dealt with the situation internally.
“We have to respect each other and we have to respect the team. We have to be united and we have to be together.
“We have to be respectful to each other and we have to be respectful to the team. That’s the most important thing.”
The incident has been seen as a sign of the growing tensions within the Arsenal squad, with the team struggling for form in recent weeks.
Arteta has been under pressure to turn things around, and the incident with Gabriel and Saliba has only added to the pressure.
However, Arteta insists that the team is still united and that the incident was just a minor disagreement.
He added: “It was a minor disagreement between two players. It was nothing major.
“We have to be united and we have to be together. We have to be respectful to each other and we have to be respectful to the team. That’s the most important thing.”
Arteta also revealed that he has spoken to the players involved in the incident and that they have apologised for their actions.
He said: “They have apologised to each other and to the team. We have to move on and focus on the next game.”
The incident has highlighted the need for Arteta to get his team back on track, with the Gunners currently sitting in 15th place in the Premier League table.
Arteta will be hoping that the incident with Gabriel and Saliba is a one-off and that his team can now focus on getting back to winning ways.