The Arsenal boss mentioned in his pre-match virtual conference, the club would love to sign Dani Ceballos.
I for one was quite opposed to the Spanish player staying at the Emirates, or the Gunners actually taking time out to waste on a player who doesn’t want to stay at the club. However, this was at a time the pandemic was driving all crazy and he was looking for a way out.
The on-loan Real Madrid player was obviously under the impression his chances of first-team action died with Unai Emery’s exit. This and the fact he probably thought Mikel Arteta was not up to the task of bringing the winning days back to the Emirates.
Although… The positive change in results and the effective implementations Arteta has brought could be proving persuasive for Dani Ceballos and others. Afore Arsenal’s heartbreaking draw to Leicester City on Tuesday night both Gunner gems, Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka, signed new deals with the club.
The former extending his contract by a further year and the latter, staying an additional four years. Without a doubt, this has been the best business in years by Arsenal. Not only on the pitch but behind closed doors.
Now the business they must complete to assure they can kick off their next campaign on a good foot, they need to give Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang all the money he wants so that he is happy to lead this new-look Arsenal of Gunners to success.
Then there is the permanent acquisition of the player in discussion here, Dani Ceballos. He will not cost a lot, is being primed for the demand of the Premier League, and has a full understanding of what Arteta desires.