Arsenal’s Dani Ceballos is reportedly in talks with parent club Real Madrid over the possibility of joining the Gunners on a permanent basis, according to Spanish outlet El Desmarque.
It is news that would likely have been greeted warmly by the Arsenal support had it broke after his impressive performance against Burnley in August, but since then the Spain international has underwhelmed a little.
As a result, many fans believe it would be the wrong step for the club to take if they made the move a permanent one, with some waiting to be convinced that he can become an important figure for the team on a regular basis.
Others believe Arsenal should wait until the end of the season to assess the situation, though if he performs between now and then it reduces the likelihood of him continuing his stay, as other clubs will become interested and Real Madrid will likely want to keep him.
His WhoScored average rating of 6.6 suggests he has failed to live up to Hector Bellerin’s assessment that he is a “great player” who has a “great heart”, and that explains why fans don’t want the 23-year-old to be signed, as evidenced in the reactions below.
Please no.@Arsenal shouldn't sign him.
— Arindam Barthakur (@bartthakur) October 20, 2019
Not good enough
— @POTISON IV (@Ofwonopot) October 20, 2019
He’s had one good game against burnley ?
— Sammmm (@sloman_sam) October 20, 2019
But we don’t need him
— Persie (@Invincilble18) October 20, 2019
The only reason he wants to stay now is because Real Madrid don’t want him. Do we really wanna an average player who’s not fully committed?? pic.twitter.com/8S85trLLin
— Messigician (@MunirEssa97) October 20, 2019
Not at my club
— Emery Made Up Facts (@panda_arsenal) October 20, 2019
Let him go back to Madrid
— Benjamin Ceasar (@BenjaminCeasar4) October 19, 2019
With all do respect, what he has shown isn’t promising. One good game against Burnley. We should look elsewhere. Season still long tho, would love to be proven wrong, but as it stands he isn’t what we need
— afcRubz (@afcViking) October 19, 2019