“He was pretty clear with me as well that his intention was to remain with us, but obviously Real Madrid is involved and I don’t know yet what they want to do with the player.
“But he’s a player that we are interested in because we really saw, in the last few months of the season, what he is capable of bringing to us.”
Arteta said after Ceballos’ return was confirmed: “Dani was an integral part of our team last season and finished the season in excellent form.
“I love Dani’s passion and commitment and he’s a highly skilful player.
“We’re all delighted to welcome him back and we look forward to seeing him pick up where he left off.”
Arsenal are also now close to announcing a new contract for team captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang following a stunning campaign that saw him scoring a staggering 29 goals in 44 appearances across all competitions.
Aubameyang appeared close to leaving the Emirates last season but the Gunners’ FA Cup triumph combined with their Community Shield victory appear to have convinced him to stay.
Published at Fri, 04 Sep 2020 21:07:00 +0000