Dani Ceballos explains why he refused an offer from Real Madrid to return to Arsenal


Dani Ceballos looks on during Arsenal's FA Cup victory over Chelsea

Actual Madrid have loaned Dani Ceballos to Arsenal for a second successive season (Image: Getty)

Dani Ceballos says there was ‘by no means any doubt’ in his thoughts about wanting to return again to Arsenal, regardless of presents from Actual Madrid and different La Liga sides to remain in Spain for the forthcoming season.

The 24-year-old midfielder impressed after being loaned from Madrid to Arsenal final season and made no secret of his need to return to north London forward of the 2020/21 marketing campaign.

Zinedine Zidane made Ceballos wait over his future earlier than sanctioning a second successive non permanent transfer to the Emirates and the Spain worldwide is clearly delighted to be again with the Gunners as soon as once more.

Dani Ceballos speaks to Arsenal's official website after extending his stay

The Spaniard was adamant about eager to return this summer season (Image: Arsenal)

‘I’m more than happy to be again with Arsenal the place I had such an excellent time final season,’ Ceballos instructed the membership’s official web site after he prolonged his keep on Friday evening.

‘I’m very completely satisfied to have come again to a membership the place I really feel vital.’

Ceballos celebrates with the FA Cup after Arsenal beat Chelsea

Ceballos turned down presents in Spain to return to north London (Image: Getty)

Ceballos had a number of various choices again house in Spain however insists a return to Arsenal was at all times his favoured transfer this summer season.

‘It’s true that I had different choices, resembling staying at Actual Madrid and going again to the Spanish league, the place there have been groups concerned with me,’ he added.

‘I spoke to the coach final yr, earlier than the FA Cup last, and instructed him that I wished to remain at Arsenal and win titles. I’d been actually proud of what Mikel [Arteta] had constructed on the membership since I got here in.

‘I had a good time at this membership final season and there was by no means any doubt in my thoughts that I wished to return again.’

Ceballos chats with Arteta during Arsenal's clash with Everton

Ceballos loved working with Arteta final time period (Image: Getty)

Ceballos turned a fan favorite along with his performances in Arsenal colors, significantly in direction of the top of final season, and he admits the love he has acquired from supporters performed a serious position in his resolution.

‘I feel everybody could have seen final season that from the second I joined I purchased into the membership utterly and at all times gave 100 per cent each on and off the pitch,’ Ceballos continued.

‘The followers repaid me for that by displaying me numerous love… once I was at house they have been sending messages asking me to return again and saying they wanted me right here.

‘I feel they’ll be as completely satisfied as I’m that I’m again and I’m positive we have now an amazing yr forward of us this season. When the coach, the membership, the gamers and everyone seems to be asking you to remain for one more yr, you realise they see you as an excellent team-mate and an excellent participant.

‘I really feel proud that the membership, the coach and, most significantly, the followers wished me to remain, I didn’t doubt it for a second.’

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Arteta says he’s ‘delighted’ to have Ceballos on board once more because the Gunners put together for his or her opening Premier League conflict away at Fulham on September 12.

‘Dani was an integral a part of our crew final season and completed the season in glorious type,’ the Arsenal head coach stated.

‘I like Dani’s ardour and dedication and he’s a extremely skilful participant.

‘We’re all delighted to welcome him again and we look ahead to seeing him decide up the place he left off.’

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