Ceballos, reveals

Ceballos reveals heartwarming reason behind Arsenal stay –

February 12, 2020

Date published: Wednesday 12th February 2020 8:56

Dani Ceballoshas revealed he elected to stay atArsenalin January to repay the faith the club showed in him and because the “fans have a song dedicated to me”.

The midfielder moved to Emirates Stadium from Real Madrid in July 2019 in the hope of getting more first-team action ahead of Euro 2020.

The Spain international started the season well under Unai Emery, but a combination of injury and the change in management has seen his game time decrease.

That led Ceballos to consider his future in the January transfer window, with Valencia keen on the playmaker.

But the 23-year-old has now insisted he decided to stay put as he wanted to restore trust and because he feels loved by the fans.

“I have never had a quiet transfer market, neither in summer nor winter,” Ceballos toldMarca.

“It is a sign that you do things fairly well so that there are teams interested in you.

“But it is also true that I like a stability in a club and I decided to stay at Arsenal, because they signed me and I want to restore trust because I think it is time to step forward.

“It seems silly, but Arsenal fans have a song dedicated to me. There are only three or four players on the team who have a song and they have been there for many years.

“I feel very loved every time I play at the Emirates.”