Arsenal provide update on Dani Ceballos’ hamstring injury

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According to Arsenal’s official website, midfielder Dani Ceballos is aiming to return to full training by the middle of December.

The Spaniard injured his left hamstring in our second Europa League meeting with Portuguese outfit Vitoria earlier this month.

The latest update from the club suggests that he’ll be on the sidelines for around three weeks at least.

The Real Madrid loanee’s setback should lead to more minutes for promising youngster Joe Willock and could even encourage Unai Emery to bring Granit Xhaka back into the fold sooner rather than later.

Ceballos even sent out a message to Arsenal fans this afternoon on social media. Take a look here.

Ceballos in action for Arsenal

Ceballos in action for Arsenal this season.

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Ceballos has made 17 appearances for the Gunners across all competitions so far this season. The Spaniard is a useful versatile option in midfielder but he’s yet to make a starting spot his own.

With the ace expected to be back in full training by the mid-December period, we can only hope that the 23-year-old will be ready for action once the hectic Christmas period starts.

With games coming thick and fast over the festive period, we need all the options we can count on to give ourselves the best chance of winning games and reigniting our challenge for a top four spot.

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12 Comments

  1. Innit says:

    Hope he comes back soon
    Miss him

  2. gotanidea says:

    We need versatile players like Ceballos

    Maitland-Niles and Willock have to seize their chances when Ceballos is still injured and when Xhaka is still dismissed

    1. Declan says:

      Perhaps you could enlighten me on exactly what Ceballos has to offer as I’ve been at 90% of the games played in and not seen anything to Rave about. He always looks to me he’s playing in boots three sizes too big for his feet.

      1. Sue says:

        Hahaha! I think so too – Ronald McDonald style 😜

  3. Daulat says:

    Overrated and Slow. Better suited to La liga or Serie A.

    1. Uchman says:

      Cebalos is never overrated and slow, he’s just bn poorly managed, under Wenger cebalos could have bn a superb signing, his off the ball movement is among the best I have seen of any arsenal player,

      1. Daulat says:

        Ceballos is slow for EPL. And he is technically pretty good, but not excellent enough to compensate for his lack of pace. It was evident when he played against Liverpool, how lacking in physicality and pace he was. In fact most of our players got a reality check that match in terms of how lacking our squad actually is in terms of physical attributes.

        See, the only kind of players who can afford being slower and less physical in EPl, are players with superior ball control and passing like Xavi, Iniesta, Pirlo, Cazorla, etc. And Ceballos isn’t that quality of a player. Against less pacy teams, he can do well, no doubt, but most of the teams in EPL have good pace and physicality if not technicality. Ceballos, and also, most of our midfield, need to up their one touch passing, ball control and good positioning to overcome their lack of pace. Andrea Pirlo is a perfect example of how to compensate for raw pace and power in the midfield.

        But speaking of Ceballos, I would take Maddison, or even Grealish instead of him any day.

        1. Jdawg says:

          Lmfao I’m guessing you never watched a live premier League game. No one in the prem is slow. Maybe the keepers running wise. Even the keepers are ballers.

          Ceballos himself is a quality player, he has strength pace and skill. He’s the real McCoy

          1. Daulat says:

            “No one in the prem is slow”

            Ceballos may be faster than me, but not enough for the EPL. You do understand slow is a relative term, don’t you?

            “Ceballos has strength, pace…”

            Okay. I’m done.

          2. Declan says:

            Lol (to Jdawg)

  4. Andrew Elder says:

    Sorry, I don’t rate him. Dribbles too much and too many sideways passes. Always seems to hold up play and still living off his debut game. Has good technique but that in itself is not good enough for the EPL.

    That said AFC will probably buy him in January instead of a CB. We have a history here, the last decent CB we bought was Koscielny and before him, Sol Campbell.

  5. Andrew Elder says:

    Sorry, we didn’t buy Sol, he was on a free!!!

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