What started Erling Haaland’s bust-up with Arsenal rivals revealed as new footage emerges

EPL Sport

 

New footage has emerged of the moment Erling Haaland and Kyle Walker clashed with Arsenal’s set-piece coach.

 

The Gunners secured a statement win over Manchester City thanks to Gabriel Martinelli’s late strike, which deflected off Nathan Ake’s head. Tempers flared after the final whistle though, as Arsenal’s win blew the Premier League title race wide open.

Haaland was seen as one of the main participants in the bust-up as players and staff from both sides kicked off. The two groups were eventually separated, with footage now emerging of exactly how the incident started.

 

A Sky Sports camera high up in the Arsenal stands shows Walker and Haaland walking off the pitch towards the tunnel. Gunners set-piece coach Nicolas Jover, who used to work at City, stood just off the halfway line.

As Walker left the pitch, Jover turned and walked over, offering out his hand for a handshake. Walker though, flung his arm in the air to reject the Gunners coach, with Jover appearing to aim verbals at him as he walked past.

 

That caused the City right-back to spin around, charge over to Jover and square up to him. Haaland also moved over to confront Jover, as staff members from both clubs also moved in to break up the trio.

Haaland, Walker and Jover continued to trade verbals even as they were separated. The Norwegian international continued to try to confront Jover, but was held back and eventually led down the tunnel.

Mirror