Arsenal midfielder Dani Ceballos was on international duty for Spain this evening and his performance has sent the fans into meltdown on social media.
The young Spaniard put in an exhilarating display and his pass to Jordi Alba that set up Paco Alcacer was simply majestic. The way he threaded that pass from the outside of his foot was reminiscent of what Mesut Ozil used to do in his prime, it was sublime, it was visionary and it was a beauty.
Ceballos was the architect in the midfield for Spain and if there were any doubts about his natural ability and what he can do for Arsenal they were surely dismissed with extreme prejudice tonight.
This is just some of the reaction from Twitter.
That Ceballos pass ?? pic.twitter.com/E2YPL8IMbP
— gabriel martini (@Akpommed) September 5, 2019
Dani Ceballos has registered 2 assists for Spain tonight against Romania??
— WorldwideArsenal™ (@WorldwideAFC) September 5, 2019
Dani Ceballos vs Romania
1 penalty won
95% pass accuracy
5 key passes
2 dribbles won
Absolutely brilliant player. ?? pic.twitter.com/fcdVlMqkGw
— FootballTalentScout (@FTalentScout) September 5, 2019
— Gilles ????????? (@GrimandiTweets_) September 5, 2019
A moment of appreciation for this genius vision, decision and pass from Ceballos. Top quality. ⚽️??
— mindfootballness project (@mfbnvideos) September 5, 2019
Dani Ceballos is an artist with the ball and while he is still finding his feet in the Premier League, it can only be a matter of time before we see the sort of performance he had for his country tonight on a regular basis for Arsenal.
The only downside I can think of is that Real Madrid will be very reluctant to allow him to move to the Emirates on a permanent basis if he keeps on playing this sort of football.