Dani Ceballos provides hint about Arsenal future ahead of summer transfer window
Dani Ceballos says his style of play is more suited to Spanish football than the Premier League.
The 24-year-old is spending his second season on loan at Arsenal from Real Madrid, where he has played the full 90 minutes in each of the Gunners’ last three consecutive Premier League matches.
Ceballos told Spanish radio station Cadena SER in January that his “goal is to succeed at Arsenal” and his “wish is to wear the Madrid shirt”.
Arsenal are not expected to pursue a permanent deal for Ceballos, but remain keen on extending the stay of fellow loanee and Real Madrid teammate Martin Odegaard.
“We have not been at all consistent in the league to qualify to be in the top four as Arsenal’s goal, so now we are looking to reach that final of the Europa League. Enjoy it and win it,” Ceballos told Onda Cero.
Speaking ahead of Thursday’s crucial Europa League semi-final first leg away to Villarreal, Ceballos praised Unai Emery’s side for possessing “players of great quality, who are in a great moment like Gerard Moreno.”
The midfielder also made the admission that he is learning a lot in the Premier League, but La Liga suits his style of play better, revealing that he has “grown above all physically but also with the tactical side of things.”
Both Odegaard and Ceballos could be vying for a place in the Real Madrid midfield next season, but the Spaniard instead took the opportunity to praise his teammate for the ease in which he’s settled into life in north london.
“Odegaard plays in a more advanced position than me,” said Ceballos.
“He has adapted very quickly, he has a lot of quality and it is very easy to get along with him.”