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The moment Alexandre Lacazette and Cedric came to blows in Arsenal training was captured by ‘All Or Nothing’ cameras.

Two final episodes will premiere on Thursday and in episode eight, experienced duo Lacazette and Cedric nearly get into it in front of manager Mikel Arteta.

What started the drama was Lacazette’s firm challenge on youth team player Jack Henry-Francis in April.

The 18-year-old managed to get a shot away but went to ground after a challenge from the France international.

Goalkeeper Bernd Leno, now of Fulham, then resumed play by rolling the ball out to Lacazette, who Henry-Francis had in his sights.

Seconds later, the midfielder clattered into his senior teammate with a firm but fair tackle. Arteta enjoyed the tenacity shown by Henry-Francis and can be heard shouting ‘good, Jack!’.

That’s something Lacazette wasn’t happy with and he responded by bringing Henry-Francis down rather cynically, despite Arteta’s shouts of ‘careful, Laca, careful!’

The experienced Cedric wasn’t happy with Lacazette and muttered something inaudible to the striker.

Lacazette quickly snapped back ‘speak normally, speak normally’ while tempers were high.

He then grabbed Cedric’s shirt so they were facing one another and put his hand on the Euro 2016 winner’s face while repeating ‘speak normally’.

Image Credit: Amazon Prime VideoIt’s at this point all hell breaks loose and a number of Arsenal players intervene to calm the situation down.

The Lyon man, who returned to his former club after swapping the Emirates for the Groupama Stadium this summer, explained: “This is normal in football. 

“If you have players who want to win, it’s normal. If you have players who don’t care, it would never happen.

Lacazette and Cedric during a game last season. (Image Credit: Alamy)”When we came back in the dressing room, I came back to say sorry because sometimes you just become crazy. It’s just passion to win.”

Lacazette only managed to score four goals last term and just one of those came in 2022.

Arsenal finished fifth in the Premier League and failed to qualify for the Champions League.

They’ve started the current campaign on fire, defeating Crystal Palace and Leicester City 2-0 and 4-2 respectively.