Here is that one piece of football news that everyone has been waiting for. Kyle Walker reveals what happened in the tunnel bust-up after Arsenal’s late win over Manchester City.
Super-sub Gabriel Martinelli scored the winning goal late in the game to give the Gunners all three points. The game changed moments before the final whistle after Martinelli scored, with Takehiro Tomiyasu and Kai Havertz also involved in the build-up.
However, after the game, the celebrations were overshadowed by a brawl which involved City duo Kyle Walker, Erling Haaland and Arsenal coach Nicolas Jover.
Mikel Arteta and Pep Guardiola also gave their perspective. Arteta said: “I haven’t seen it.” Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola was quick to admit he had seen it but remained silent, saying: “I know what happened, but I don’t want to say anything.”
What made Walker so infuriated after the match?
Arsenal coach Nicolas Jover, who previously used to work for Manchester City was involved in a bust-up with Kyle Walker. Jover angered Walker and his teammates by trying to shake their hands after previously avoiding a handshake when Arsenal were beaten by City.
Later it was revealed that no FA investigation took place after the scuffle. It was ended quickly by Bukayo Saka as the peacemaker.
Kyle Walker reveals his bust-up with Arsenal coach
The Englishman was asked about the incident this week. Walker revealed what happened: “I don’t like losing. A couple of matches before, Nico, who worked for Man City, he did not want to shake hands when we beat them before.
“When we lost, he wanted to shake my hand and I did not take it lightly. Simple as that. I have been concentrating on England but I will probably reach out to him, definitely. I will say, it was probably a bit too much.”
Arsenal, who are unbeaten in the league, will face London rivals Chelsea this week. Where as Manchester City will host Brighton.
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