Mikel Arteta admits that no decision has been made on the foreign midfielder from Spain, who is set to go home at the end of the season. Mikel Arteta admits that Arsenal still has to decide on the future of Dani Ceballos, with the season-long loan deal of the midfielder running out.

Arsenal officially ruled out the prospect of loaning Real Madrid’s Dani Ceballos for the second season. Since arriving on a seasonal loan last summer, the Spaniard has made 14 Premier League appearances for the Gunners but the player has seen his playtime cut by a hamstring injury.

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In the summer of 2019, The Gunners acquired a young playmaker from Real Madrid’s La Liga giants. Ceballos was considered quite a coup before moving to Santiago Bernabeu, having previously starred for Real Betis.

Ceballos is due to return to Madrid when his Emirates loan arrangement expires in June, though the Gunners are said to have hoped to hold the 23-year-old until the season’s end. However, Mikel Arteta ‘s side doesn’t plan to keep Ceballos on the books for the 2020-21 campaign, according to El Confidential.

The article argues that the midfielder is keen to persuade Zinedine Zidane that he deserves a regular spot in the first XI of Los Blancos but the real boss is not persuaded.

Ceballos has made 24 appearances this season at all Arsenal competitions, scoring one goal and two assists at the time.

A bright start to his time in England indicated the 23-year-old at Emirates Stadium would be a welcome permanent addition.

Struggles for form and fitness then saw him fall from the side between early November and late January, with a change in dugout made during that period. Now Arteta is calling the shots in north London and welcoming Ceballos back into the fold.

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