One player that could leave Arsenal before the transfer window shuts

Dani Ceballos could leave Arsenal this week after becoming unsettled.

Arsenal may be forced to cut short the loan spell of Real Madrid midfielder, Dani Ceballos with the Spanish midfielder becoming more frustrated about his lack of playing time.

Ceballos joined Arsenal from Real Madrid on-loan last summer and he started his Gunners career very well, however, a lack of form and injury meant he lost his momentum.

When he got back from injury, Mikel Arteta had become the new manager and he has since struggled to convince his compatriot to hand him a starting berth.

He reportedly wants to fight for a place in Spain’s team to the Euros later in the year, but he knows that that won’t be possible if he doesn’t play often for Arsenal.

Mikel Arteta has made it clear that he has to show why he should be in the team if he wants to play, but the Athletic per Teamtalk is claiming that Ceballos believes Arteta is not clear enough about what he is expected to do in order to regain his place in the starting XI.

The report also claims that Ceballos believes that his compatriot hasn’t been entirely truthful about his fitness level.

Arteta has trusted the likes of Granit Xhaka and Lucas Torriera to lead his midfield this season but Ceballos can win a place if he does well in their warm-weather training camp in Dubai.


  1. Eddie says:

    I think the only reason Arteta is yet to give him a run is he prefers to give his own players the chance to build momentum, and I think it’s all in preparation for next season since Ceballos won’t be here next season. I think the only replacement we’ll need should be someone more better and consistent than Ozil. We’ll need everyone to always bring their A game next season.
    Ceballos will get his chance, So far we’ve been playing only the league.
    When the Europa returns, I think he’ll get his chance when Arteta begins to rotate. During that time, hr can either step up or stay down.
    He’s had only one solid game anyway

  2. GunneRay says:

    I remember his very first appearance for the gunners and thinking, WOW!

    Well, that was it. After that he just didn’t seem to shine any more although, Emery did have some strange process within the squad where he simply seemed to be clueless (playing the wrong formation and tactics). Maybe Ceballos should wait a bit longer to see what MA has in store first?

  3. Durand says:

    Glad Arteta giving game time to Arsenal players Willock and Guendouzi, and not a loan player gone in the Summer.

    Arsenal comes first, glad Arteta has priorities straight.

  4. Robindéboi says:

    A ce moment, il ne fallait pas le faire venir ! Je considère que CEBALLOS est un bon joueur, il doit jouer plus. Il n’est pas loin de valoir OZIL qui partira en 2021, après avoir touché ses sous. Quant aux jeunes, il faut aussi les faire jouer.

    1. Stewart Macintosh says:

      Je ne sais pas…Il a eu un bon jeu, mais apres ca, rien (switch to English now for me and apologies for accentless French). Injury didn’t help for sure, and Emery’s strange line up changes and experiments.

      I really do think that Arteta would be be playing him if he thought he would help the team to win.

  5. Jude phoenix says:

    I honestly think with Ceballos in our midfield we will be threadbare, i believe Mikel Arteta wants a solid physical midfield hence i seldom see any starting berth for Ceballos. sadly so

  6. Grandad says:

    If Arteta intends to use AMN in midfield, this could hasten the departure of Ceballos .

  7. James says:

    Honestly majority dont care. As a loanee his place in the national team will always be under threat unless he opens his eyes and forces a move to one of the big clubs. RM keep stacking their roster with fresher talents each season. Every midfield signing Zizou makes seems to push the likes of Ceballos to the periphery. I think MA should focus on Arsenal players.

  8. jon fox says:

    My take is that Ceballos proved in his one and only good game that he has talent. But in our Prem you vitally also need guts, fight, enough physicality to withstand tough challenges and an attitude of will to win. Sadly, in common with Ozil, he lacks all but talent. Arteta has,I believe, already realised that. The fact that he is a loanee is less important, as if he had ALL THOSE QUALITIES, THE CLUB WOULD BE USING HIM NOW. THEY ARE NOT AND THAT SAYS IT ALL.

  9. ken1945 says:

    Interesting Jon, that you bring Ozil into the conversation, especially as Ceballos will be leaving at the end of the season, unlike Ozil.

    This OBSESSION YOU HAVE WITH OZIL IS INCREDIBLE – 1002 times and counting – the topic is Ceballos and one player who could leave!!!

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