Manchester City defender Micah Richards has played down an apparent training ground confrontation with controversial striker Mario Balotelli.

Reports and photographs have emerged suggesting the pair clashed during a practice session ahead of Sunday's Barclays Premier League game against Arsenal.

Richards wrote on his Twitter account: "Me & mario are all good! these things happen in training & we shook hands after. it shows passion!"

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