Arsenal have no plans for second Dani Ceballos loan


first_img Metro Sport ReporterMonday 11 May 2020 2:00 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.9kShares Arsenal have no plans for second Dani Ceballos loan Arsenal have no purchase option for Dani Ceballos in their agreement with Real Madrid (Getty Images)Arsenal are not planning to extend Dani Ceballos’ loan for another season, according to reports in Spain.The 23-year-old was signed on loan from Real Madrid last summer with Unai Emery playing a key role in convincing the midfielder to join the Gunners.Ceballos impressed in his first few matches for Arsenal but he then suffered a hamstring injury in November which kept him out for nearly three months.Mikel Arteta, who replaced Emery as manager in December, kept Ceballos on the bench for several games before reintroducing to the team.ADVERTISEMENTThe Spaniard had started in Arsenal’s last three Premier League fixtures before the coronavirus outbreak halted the season.AdvertisementAdvertisementArsenal are now hopeful of reaching an agreement with Madrid which will keep Ceballos on loan at the club until the current Premier League campaign can be completed. Dani Ceballos returned from injury shortly before coronavirus halted the Premier League season (Getty Images)But according to El Confidencial, Arsenal have no plans to keep Ceballos on loan for a second season and they do not have a purchase option in their current agreement with Madrid.Ceballos, who ruled out a potential move to Sevilla last week, is keen to become a regular at Real Madrid but so far he has been unable to convince Zinedine Zidane.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityIn an interview with AS last week, Emery predicted that Ceballos will play a key role for Arsenal when the season resumes.‘Dani is a player who has excellent qualities and an incredible mentality: he wants to succeed,’ said the former Arsenal manager.‘For Arsenal it was a great market opportunity.‘He played with me, then he was injured and he was out for a long time, he has recovered and now, when the league resumes, he will certainly demonstrate his qualities again.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Comment Advertisement Advertisementlast_img

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