Arsenal edge closer to a deserved new loan deal for Dani Ceballos

The Arsenal loanee has been incredible since project restart.

“Project restart” had two meanings for Arsenal. Yes, it was a restart of the Premier League season but they are also undergoing their own restart, under the new manager Mikel Arteta. He seems to have rejuvenated the players, many of which looked down and out under Unai Emery.

One of those players is Dani Ceballos, a loaned player from Real Madrid. Under his countryman Arteta, he has looked incredible. Scoring the winning goal against Sheffield United in the FA Cup quarterfinal, followed by stellar performances against the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City have been the key factors in overturning Arteta’s decision.

Before the restart, the general consensus was that Ceballos should return to Real Madrid after his loan spell, indeed not helped by his injury. But now, Arteta is determined to keep him and he is in talks with Real Madrid to do just that.

According to a new report from the Daily Mail, he’s close to agreeing on an extension too. It’s thought that Arsenal and Real Madrid are nearing an agreement on a fresh loan deal, which would see Ceballos play out the 2020/21 season at Arsenal.

Of course, Florentino Perez would have preferred to cash in on Dani Ceballos, but this is a win-win for Arsenal. If they get to the end of next season and decide they want to sign him permanently, they would be in a better position financially to do so since I would assume it’d come at a hefty cost for the Gunners.

Ceballos has been the key to Arsenal’s creative flow in the midfield and attack, so of course, this is great news for the fans. As he prepares to be a key figurehead in the FA Cup final against Chelsea, we can pretty much guarantee that chances will be created, whether that be against the run of play or a constant feature of the match. When the ball is at his feet, Ceballos makes things happen; I’m excited to see more of him next season.

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Do you think next season will be better, the same, or worse for Dani Ceballos?