Resurgent Ceballos Shows Why Arsenal Boss Arteta Wants To Keep Real Madrid Loanee

The Gunners from Arsenal Football Club were enforced to settle for a 1-1 draw against Leicester on Tuesday night but unexpectedly the midfielder’s performance was a major positive

The midfielder Dani Caballos has tried to convince Mikel Arteta the head coach of Premier League club Arsenal to make his stay in London permanent. Ceballos is now on loan from Real Madrid and under normal conditions, he is going to be returned to his home nation in the upcoming season. On the other hand, Arteta has been impressed by Ceballos in recent weeks and now wants the midfielder to stay with them next season.

Arsenal’s Target To Bring The Price Down To €30m

Arteta states, “I am really comfortable with him, and he enhances passion into every game and training session,” Arteta stated in an interview with The Independent. “He is developing and hopes to be an important player for the club. We are discussing the matter with Real Madrid, as apparently we do not own the player.

The two clubs need to communicate, and we will see what we can do. ”Real Madrid would be deeply interested in selling Ceballos this summer. As the Spaniards expect to push up their transfer budgets for the summer window. It is supposed that they could be claiming up to €40m for Ceballos. A number that could be just outside of the budget of Arsenal. It is assumed that Arsenal is targeting to bring the price down to €30m in every possible way.

Mikel Arteta

In a meeting with Leicester on Tuesday night, Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta admitted that he finds himself keeping Dani Ceballos for at least another season. Arteta added that the Gunners should talk to Real Madrid about the midfielder’s future. And that discussion might have now taken on extra consequences following the Spaniard’s impressive display during the 1-1 draw with the Foxes.

This was Ceballos, who was at his best for 80 minutes. There were loud echoes of his full debut against Burnley way back in last August. When he had the Emirates crowd shouting on their feet as he pulled the strings during a 2-1 victory.  

The Best Moves, and Touches Made by Ceballos

While there are several, who may not have been any Arsenal fans inside the stadium on Tuesday night. There could have been sufficient watching at home toasting the 23-year-old’s show as he maintained his outstanding post-lockdown form.

Arsenal excelled and Ceballos was at the heart of everything for the final 25 minutes of the first half. As pass; which released Bukayo Saka in the run-up to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s opener was an admirable move. As was the turn that began a move that led to Alexandre Lacazette having a header saved by the excellent Kasper Schmeichel.

While Ceballos was there on the ground, he had made 68 touches, 10 more than any other Arsenal player had played. He also formed the most passes (44) and put in the most crosses that make 6.

The Conclusion

But it wasn’t just going ahead, where he impressed. Sensitively, he was wonderful too; just as he has in the recent weeks, he presented excellent cover for the defense along with Granit Xhaka. Ceballos earned possession 11 times, more than any other Arsenal player could do. And accomplished the task in nine duels, a number only David Luiz, and Xhaka could make better.