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Hector Bellerin reacts on Twitter after the Mail claim he clashed with Alexandre Lacazette in training

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Arsene Wenger recently hit out at the club’s supporters for failing to portray a sense of unity that he wants the wider world to see.

"The image we gave from our club is not what it is and not what I like," Wenger said.

The Frenchman will leave his post as Arsenal’s manager after 22 years at the end of the season and there’s a sense that now, more than ever, the players and fans must come together for his final few matches in charge.

There is, after all, a Europa League trophy and an automatic spot in next season’s Champions League to play for.

But the Daily Mail attempted to suggest that there’s disharmony in the camp with a story about Hector Bellerin and Alexandre Lacazette on Wednesday.

“Tempers flare in Arsenal training as Alexandre Lacazette and Hector Bellerin clash,” wrote the Mail, accompanied with two photos of the pair seemingly in a scrap on the training ground.

“Hector Bellerin and Alexandre Lacazette squared up to each other during training on Wednesday,” the copy read.

Bellerin tweets

“During a training drill, Bellerin and Lacazette clashed as they went up to challenge for a high ball before squaring up to each other. The two players seemed unhappy with each other and were swiftly separated before the issue was quashed.”

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If you read the article and looked at the photos, you could be forgiven for thinking that there was genuinely something in it.

But Bellerin has since quashed the Mail’s report with the perfect tweet.

“It’s called banter you click baiters,” he wrote. Ouch.

Lacazette also tweeted

The 23-year-old deserves praise for refusing to let the Mail get away with making something out of nothing.

And Arsenal fans can now be relieved in the knowledge that there really was nothing to Bellerin and Lacazette’s coming together.

The Gunners will take on Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final clash on Thursday and supporters received welcome news that Mesut Ozil, Jack Wilshere and Petr Cech - all of whom missed Sunday’s win against West Ham - trained on Wednesday and are expected to be available.

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Petr Cech
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Arsene Wenger
Hector Bellerin
Mesut Özil
Arsenal
Jack Wilshere
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