Date: 4th April 2018 at 1:36am

Hector Bellerin has played down suggestions of a rift with Mesut Ozil. 

TV cameras from Sunday’s 3-0 win over Stoke caught the two Gunners stars in the midst of an altercation during the second-half.

Ozil and Bellerin were pictured gesticulating vehemently to one another in the second-half after Bellerin played a pass to the German who was in an offside position. As the Arsenal right-back ran back to his position, cameras captured Ozil berating his team-mate, but Bellerin says peace quickly broke out after the 3-0 win.

He told Sky Sports: “We are two passionate players and we love the game, and you get into those situations.

“Straight after the game, we were hugging each other. It happens and what happens on the pitch, stays on the pitch.

“I think he said something like ‘you talk too much’ and to be fair, if I was a guy playing alongside myself, I do probably talk a bit too much!

“But I always want to give information to the players in front of me and I want players to demand from me as well. That is how it works.

“We only have a pair of eyes so, when you have players around you that can give you information, it is always important.

“It is normal to always get into things like that in games, this time the cameras picked it up.

“This is part of football, it happens every day and once it finishes, we are all friends again.”

The win saw Arsenal stretch their winning run to four games. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang took his tally to five for the season, while Alexandre Lacazette returned to the side with a goal following six weeks out with injury.

 

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