Arsenal plans to make these two loan moves permanent in the summer

Arsenal wants to turn the loan moves for Dani Ceballos and Mat Ryan into permanent transfers, according to Sun Sports.

Both players have been on loan from Real Madrid and Brighton respectively and have impressed Mikel Arteta.

The manager has now informed the club that he wants them around for the long term.

Edu will now work with his counterparts at their respective teams to get the deals sorted.

Ceballos is in his second loan spell at the club after helping them to win the FA Cup last season.

He hasn’t had as much impact as in his first stint, but against Leeds United in his last game, he showed that he can be a top player for them.

Ryan joined on loan in the last transfer window as Arsenal looked for a reliable cover for Bernd Leno.

The Australian is a boyhood Gooner and he was in fine form on his debut against Aston Villa.

He has moved ahead of Alex Runarsson in the pecking order and will now look to usurp Leno for the number one spot.

Making their transfer permanent will cost the Gunners a few bucks, but they should have the money after offloading several players from their wage bill in the last transfer window.

Tags Dani Ceballos Mat Ryan


  1. no
    Ceballos not good enough.Xhaka is even better, if we need cover we should look at epl oe championship.
    Not seen enough of Odeegar

  2. Dani would be an excellent addition to the squad, very good player.

    Whether on his game or not, always puts in a shift – personally I have always rated him since first seeing him play for Spain’s under 21 / 23’s ?

    I remember thinking then, I wish we could land him.

    As for Matty Ryan, this would provide solid / quality back up.

    Martin O – need to see more, but looks promising.

    All 3 would be excellent additions.


  4. Not good business…Ryan is an undersized, soon-to-be 29 year old, who lost his starting gig at BHA, is that really who we want to be relying on should Leno go down with an injury like last season? Dani, on the other hand, is an inconsistent player who has never viewed us as a first option…not to mention he’s struggled to get minutes since he missed 11 games with injury in Nov/Dec…so why would these be considered good moves going forward?

    1. TRVL, Matt Ryan according to many Brighton & Hove Albion fans kept the Club in the EPL over his seasons there. They are upset he was allowed to leave on loan. He is number 2 because he fell out with the manager.
      Ryan is certainly good enough to be number 2 at Arsenal and will keep Leno on his toes. 29 is not old for a goal keeper and gives time for Arsenal’s Academy goal keepers to develop and mature.

      1. OG, I’m not suggesting that he can’t handle the job, it just doesn’t make sense to me for our specific club at this particular juncture…one of the things we’ve struggled with over the last 15 years is undersized keepers, not one has made the grade, as I’m sure you are well-aware, which is why Martinez was such a revelation last year…we need someone who possesses a differing set of skills from our current keeper, not someone who is functionally a more diminutive version of our present starter…I would have opted for a younger keeper that had a more commanding presence in the box…just think of the Robert Sanchez, who replaced Ryan at BHA, is 6’4, 22 or 23, makes 10,000per and in 13 appearances has 6 clean sheets…now I can get on board with that sort of back-up plan…we need to really start exercising our scouting muscles again, instead of settling for the same old, same old plans that have never worked for us…maybe they just decided to accept the path of least resistance after crapping the bed with their misplaced Runnar investment

        1. As I said TRVL, maybe Arsenal has faith in the ultimate progress of the up and coming goalkeepers in the Academy. Check out their heights, if you are worried about Matt Ryan being too short at 6’0″.

  5. Martin Odegaard has some quality and should be signed permanently. Ceballos is not good enough and should return to Real Madrid. Ryan loan should be extended, but, Okonkwo, must be given opportunities to play too.

  6. Not saying Ceballos is not a good player. He’s a good rotational backup player. But for 22m, it’s totally not worth it.
    For me maybe around 10-13m might be worthwhile.
    For Ryan it’s not a bad choice. If the price is very reasonable. Why not. Gk can play up to age 35.
    Arsenal need both young n experienced players.
    My gut feelings tell me next season Arsenal will be awesome.
    This season depending on whom we getting and how consistent Arsenal playing against average tier teams and how well rested are our key players.

  7. “Funny old game Saint”

    Some rate Ainsley Maitland Niles, but not Dani Ceballos ……… words totally fail me.

    All about opinions though, and one must be respectful.

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