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Arsenal pair have to be physically forced apart at full-time of Forest clash as tempers boil over in furious row

BEN WHITE and Oleksandr Zinchenko had to be pulled apart after full-time following a furious bust-up.

The pair lined up in defence together as Arsenal eked out a nervy 2-1 win away at Nottingham Forest.

Oleksandr Zinchenko clashed with Ben White after full-time at Nottingham Forest

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Oleksandr Zinchenko clashed with Ben White after full-time at Nottingham ForestCredit: TNT Sports
The pair were said to be arguing over Forest's late goal

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The pair were said to be arguing over Forest’s late goalCredit: TNT Sports
Arteta reprimanded his left-back on the City Ground pitch

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Arteta reprimanded his left-back on the City Ground pitchCredit: PA

But despite the victory, there appeared to be an angry altercation between them at full-time.

It is understood the rowing team-mates clashed over the late goal the Gunners conceded at the City Ground as Taiwo Awoniyi found the net on 89 minutes to set up a tense finale.

Zinchenko was beaten in the air on the edge of the penalty area and Forest striker Awoniyi turned Gabriel before firing past David Raya.

Arsenal did eventually see out injury time to hold on to the crucial three points.

But White and Zinchenko had to be physically separated as tempers boiled over.

Manager Mikel Arteta even had to step in and confront the Ukrainian left-back over his conduct, giving him a stern and public talking to.

Arteta told TNT Sports: “That’s pushing each other and being not happy conceding.

“I have to encourage that and promote it in the right way and a respectful way.

“Sometimes after the game, it’s emotional and heated but I love that the players are pushing each other and demanding excellence.”

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