Would Arsenal fans want to keep Ceballos here for next season ?

To be honest, I was having high hopes that Arsenal could persuade Dani Ceballos to stay at the Emirates for at least one more season, if not permanently, but the Spaniard seems convinced that he is going to figure in Zinedine Zidane’s plans next season.

Ceballos was quoted as saying on Sportsmole: “When I was at Valdebebas (Madrid’s training ground) two or three months ago, he told me he was following the Premier League, that he had seen me play and that he was happy I was getting the minutes I hadn’t had previously.

“My relationship with him is healthy. He always told me I was like him; that I was a player who needed to play a lot of games in order to play at a high rhythm.

“He has always said that my future is at Real Madrid and that I should be patient because it’s possible I’ll have an opportunity.”

Although that seems definitive, it does not necessarily mean Zidane will welcome him back wholeheartedly. Ceballos has hardly set the EPL on fire with just 1 goal and 2 assists in 24 games for Arsenal, but I do think he would have improved for us once he became totally settled in London, and given a run of games under Arteta’s tutelage.

We have seen glimpses of his skills from time to time, but maybe not everyone has been convinced that he would make it in England.

What do you think? Would you be sorry to see Ceballos go back to Spain?


  1. Roshan Gill says:

    Depends who else we could get instead. He is the only midfield we currently have that I think is worthy of starting.
    Both Xhaka and Torreira have their limitations

  2. Liam Gallagher says:

    If Abameyang is going to leave why not offer him and cash for Arthur Melo at Barcelona. Things haven’t quite worked out for him but he’s an exceptional talent. Then use Lacazette In the Partley deal. Good offers for any of Xhaka, Guendouzi and Torriera should all be considered so we can further reinforce the midfield and defence. Ideally I would also sign an acm to play in the 4 3 3. Leno Soures Mustafi Saliba Tierney Partley Arthur Grealish Saka Pepe Martinelli. Don’t tell me that team wouldn’t get in the top 4. Players out Torriera, Lacazette, Ozil, Mki,Elneny, Sokratis, Niles or Bellerin. Promote Smith Rowe when he returns, loan out holding, Chambers will be back cover midfield and defence, maybe keep Mari and finally Nkietah will rotate with Martinelli but we could try and loan Luca Jovic with an option to buy.

  3. M says:

    Toreira is good.Xhaka on/off.Need someone like Vieria.Ceballos is too lightweightm

  4. Robert Acedius says:

    I want Axel Disasi. He is better than Dayot Upamecano: Faster, stronger, a better tackler, better in the air. He’s got a very impressive physical presens, built like an athlete, which Upa isn’t (slow, heavy bump, clumsy). Watch and see for yourself. And on top of all, we can get this powerhouse for almost peanuts. Come on, senior Arteta! Move!

  5. Grandad says:

    Ceballos quite frankly, has not done enough to convince me he could be a solution to our midfield problems which stem from the lack of a top quality defensive player such as Partey, Samaria or Ndtiti .

  6. Uwot? says:

    Glad to hear you rate “ Disasi” so highly above “ upemencano” it’s a relief if true.Because no way are Arsenal forking out £40 plus million on upamencano or bidding war.£10/15 is my guess.more than likely for Disasi whom we’re meant to be in talks with?

  7. Uwot? says:

    As for caballos.somewhat overrated in my book.A tidy player.nothing else.we can do better.Much better.

  8. jon fox says:

    I would be sorry, yes. He is the only good enough midfield player we currently have IMO.

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