A number of Arsenal fans have called on Mikel Arteta to name Dani Ceballos in the Gunners starting XI this afternoon.
The 24-year-old was an unused substitute in Arsenal’s win over Leicester last Sunday, the Gunners boss opting for Granit Xhaka and Mohamed Elneny in that game.
Prior to that, Ceballos had a poor game against Benfica, conceding the free kick that led to their equaliser before he completely misjudged a header back towards Bernd Leno.
Luckily, his errors did not prove to be too costly as the Gunners ended up turning the game and the tie around by the end.
Arsenal are up against Burnley in today’s early kickoff and there’s scope for Ceballos to be named in the XI ahead of either Granit Xhaka or Thomas Partey, who came on as a sub in the last game.
If Arteta wanted to keep easing Partey back into action, or if he wanted to give Xhaka a breather, then Ceballos could start.
Here is what some Arsenal fans have been saying on social media:
I’ll start ceballos, elneny doesn’t feed the ball too much to ødegaard
— Macliff (@princeaisosa1) March 5, 2021
I still like Thomas being used a secret weapon!! Let’s increase his game time bit by bit!! He’s played 20 minutes, 30 minutes in the last two Premier league games!! Let’s give him 45 and start Ceballos who really needs to redeem himself in the face of the fans!🔴⚪️ #COYG pic.twitter.com/0aggwO8pK3
— GravityGooner✨ (@Gravitygunner14) March 5, 2021
I hope you start my bro, Dani Ceballos !!!
— 🧨 (@Acenalfc) March 6, 2021
want to see you and Partey together
— A (@bs7world) March 5, 2021
Come on Dani, expecting a master class performance from you tomorrow!
— Wengerian (@The_Wengerian) March 5, 2021
Another Burnley masterclass from you please
— Tristan (@ohalexiwobi) March 5, 2021
If Partey is still not 100% fit, I do not mind Dani Ceballos starting against burnley, he always seems to do well in this kind of fixtures.
— Evans (@itsjustevans) March 5, 2021
The Bernabeu loanee has made 28 appearances in all competitions for Arsenal this season, and 65 overall.