One player caught the imagination on Saturday and that was Arsenal’s Dani Ceballos, who put in a magnificent performance against Burnley at the Emirates in a game where he played a pivotal role.
Obviously, Arsenal fans are in meltdown over the Spaniard’s scintillating home debut and rightfully so, but they were not the only ones, pundits, journalists and anyone else that watched the game are all universally acclaiming the 23-year-old.
Paul Hayward, the chief sports writer at the Telegraph hits the nail right on the head.
If Dani Ceballos plays like that every week he'll make a hell of a difference to Arsenal.
— Paul Hayward (@_PaulHayward) August 17, 2019
Alex Richards from Mirror Football cannot be accused of fake news with this tweet
Dani Ceballos brilliant for Arsenal on his first start. Creative with the ball & didn't shirk the dirty side of the game either – the latter ultimately proving pivotal with Aubameyang's winner.https://t.co/jTM83DKVJj
— Alex Richards (@AA_Richards) August 17, 2019
Respected journalist Henry Winter knows a diamond when he sees one
Early days, early doors, etc etc but Dani Ceballos settling in very elegantly and effectively at #afc. Touch, movement, adventure; classy addition to Arsenal midfield.
— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) August 17, 2019
Gary Lineker asks a damn good question
Ceballos is a lovey footballer. Admired him at Betis and wondered why it hasn’t really happened for him at Real Madrid.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) August 17, 2019
James Benge the senior football writer at Football London ready to contribute to Ceballos staying permanently at The Emirates.
Will happily fork out £100 cash to keep Dani Ceballos beyond this season. One of those performances where you're looking around at the people sat near you, struggling to believe what you've just seen.
— James Benge (@jamesbenge) August 17, 2019
Opta sums Ceballos up nicely with statistics
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 17, 2019
I could easily list hundreds of tweets applauding Ceballos but that would have been repetitive and the truth is, there is no need, anyone that follows football could not have missed the reaction to the midfielders antics yesterday, he was simply beautiful.
Ceballos simply has to be a starter against Liverpool next Saturday, it is inconceivable that Unai Emery would leave him out of the starting eleven. The Spanish international is one player that can really take the game to Jurgen Klopp’s men and I for one cannot wait to see him in action at Anfield.