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EPL: Why Arsenal suffer a major hit in Ceballos deal

Timothy Aiyeku

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Dani Ceballos

The North London outfit, Arsenal were hoping to have Dani Ceballos at the Emirates Stadium next season but it is feared that it might not happen with his owners, Real Madrid considering keeping him.

Dani Ceballos spent a season at the Emirates Stadium on a loan deal and the end of it was sweet for him. He actually wanted to stay. Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta also shares the same sentiment as he enjoyed the service of the 24-year-old and wanted him as part of his plans for next season.

Already, the Gunners have made their intention known to the Spanish giants but the latest report by Spanish outlet, AS claims that they will be turned down.

The report claims that Real Madrid boss, Zinedine Zidane now feels he can work with Dani Ceballos, adding that the player’s career can come alive again for Los Blancos in the coming season.

The report claims that the decision by Zinedine Zidane is influenced by the need to have a long-term replacement for Luka Modric in the team as Dani Ceballos has been tipped to fill in that role.

From all indication, Mikel Arteta will now face other options to be able to forge ahead in his transfer plans if Dani Ceballos will not be joining Arsenal again.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.