Arsenal insider Charles Watts has given his thoughts on Dani Ceballos’ future at the club following his recent comments.
The 24-year-old has spent the last two seasons on loan at Arsenal, but despite plenty of appearances hasn’t made an impact when it comes to scoring for the club, only scoring two goals and contributing with five assists.
Perhaps his lack of return has something to do with playing in the Premier League, as speaking in a recent interview with Spanish outlet Onda Cero, the midfielder stated that “I have grown above all physically but also tactically,” whilst also claiming that he is learning a lot in the English league but that La Liga is “better” for his style of play.
Such comments made Watts, speaking on his show (14:55), think that it might be best if the Gunners move away from him this summer, as it looks like it would be better for both parties with the player not entirely fond of being here, and his performances arguably not being good enough to warrant a stay:
“Now for me, I just don’t see a way that Arsenal are going to sign Dani Ceballos on a permanent basis. I’m not sure it’s really worth it; I think he’s done alright at times since he’s been here, but he’s also had some bad games as well, especially this season.
“And I’m just not sure he’s done enough to earn a permanent move to Arsenal. And I’m not sure whether he’d want it either certainly by these comments it seems to suggest that he feels that his future is more back in Spain than over here in England.”
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What also helps Arsenal in the situation is that he’s only at the club on loan, so it’s not as if they have to go through the rigmarole of having to find someone to take him off their hands, they can just not renew the loan deal.
And it’s not as if Arsenal are going to be losing out on much when it comes to Ceballos’ and his output, or lack thereof since he has been at the club, and it means the club can focus on players that can actually make an impact for them such as Martin Odegaard who has been on loan from Real Madrid.