Arsenal ace has a change of mind and will fight for his place

Dani Ceballos makes U-turn and wants to remain at Arsenal now.

Arsenal can now rest easy with the knowledge that Dani Ceballos will see out the rest of his loan deal with them.

The Gunners have been made to work to keep the Spaniard beyond this month after he became unsettled due to his lack of action under Mikel Arteta.

Reports earlier in the month claimed that Ceballos was looking for a move away from Arsenal so he can play more games.

Valencia was ready to make a move for him should he cut short his loan move and return back to Spain.

However, a report in Spain via AS is claiming that the midfielder is no longer looking for a move away and wants to remain at the Emirates now.

The report claims that his view on his current situation has completely changed and he is prepared to stay and fight for his place.

His cameo against Bournemouth in the FA Cup also seemed to have reassured him that he was truly in Mikel Arteta’s plans and he wants to show why he should be starting games.

Arteta has assured him that he is part of his plans and he just needs to show why he should be considered for first-team action more than those ahead of him in the pecking order.

This is good news simply because Ceballos is very talented and if he can make it work he would be a huge signing for us. It does not always happen straight away and there is still time for Ceballos to show on a regular basis what he can offer.


  1. I wonder if it’s anything to do with Madrid not seemingly enthusiastic about him going elsewhere and also his long time out with injury?

    There’s also the fact that has never hidden his intention to return to his club of choice, Real Madrid and I feel MA has taken all of this into consideration, when giving him playing time.

    He is another squad player as we, hopefully, progress in the cup competitions, but this time next year, he will be a distant memory.

    1. I am not sure Ken. I was speaking with a Spurs fan and they are glowing about Lo Celso and the opinion was he was a bit of a dud early on but he needed time and a run of games to show his class and he has done that and now they are over the moon about him. That scenario could be in play here with Ceballos.

  2. I’m not disagreeing with either of Martins or Innits points, except that one cannot say he’s one of our best midfieldefs, when the only game he really showed why we took him on loan, was the Burnley game.

    Of course he’s been injured, but thats why he cant be rated in such a high way.

    The problem fot MA is that he’s going to lose him at the end of the season, or if he earns the tag of one of our BEST midfielders, Madrid will just put a price on his head that we cant afford….and we will have done their work for them.

  3. I would like someone to remind me of a good loan signing we actually have ever had. Either I’ve got a bad memory, we have been unlucky or we have signed a load of crap. Answers on a postcard please.

  4. Ceballos is surely talented and it is only a question of time before he starts clicking under MA. It is a good thing he is not leaving. He will surely improve and could be a starter.

  5. Ceballos is talented and has the potential to be one of the best midfielders in the world.

    But i cant see his position in the current arsenal formation 4231.MA dont not see him as a 10 and he is not a DM so if he is to play for arsenal MA will have to come with a different formation.
    And he is going to leave anyway in the summer so if he is to be played regularly that means we may be reducing the chances to improve a youngster(Joe willock is a same type of player)

  6. Ceballos is a young good player,very adequate for the Spanish league,he is been in the national team and was the best player when they won the under 21 tittle.He,himself asked to be loaned when was not considered by Zidane,but he made the mistake to ask for a clause with “not option to buy”,
    so he become only a transit-player for Arsenal and for that matter our club is going to use him only when there is a necessity,then the club should give priority to our player for development.

  7. He will no doubt be used in the second half of the season and will be needed given our injury record. I only hope he does start showing what potential he has. If he sets the league on fire, gets us up the table and into a top four spot then leaves I’m ok with that. We really do need to get back into the champions league if we are to compete on signings needed this summer

  8. Another wonderful man management from Arteta, he never allowed himself to get into media argument with any player. Class act MA

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