Arsenal fans laud Daniel Ballard after play-off final
A number of Arsenal fans have lauded Daniel Ballard and discussed his next move after he helped Blackpool to play-off final glory on Sunday.
The Tangerines have secured their spot in the Championship next season. Neil Critchley’s men beat Lincoln City at Wembley to book their ticket to the second tier.
And it seems that plenty of Arsenal fans are hoping that Ballard joins the Seasiders in the Championship next year.
The 21-year-old was a colossus out on loan for much of this season. And he shone in the capital this weekend.
As shown by Whoscored, the youngster made six clearances – more than any other player on the pitch.
He was a calming influence at the back for Blackpool. And his performance prompted plenty of Arsenal fans to laud him on social media.
Of course, it appears that Ballard has got an incredibly tough task on his hands as he looks to make the grade at the Emirates.
Mikel Arteta is not struggling for centre-back options. And it would be little surprise if the Gunners looked to strengthen further this summer.
Nevertheless, some believe that Ballard cannot be written off yet. In fact, many want to see what he can do in the Championship next season.
Arsenal fans excited about Ballard after play-off final
Some feel that he could have the potential to be involved with the Arsenal first-team in the future. Others have suggested that they are very intrigued to see how he performs at a higher level.
With that in mind, here is what some of the Arsenal fans were saying about Ballard after Sunday’s win…
Give him a chance in pre-season…
— Salt & Pépé (@AWengers_AFC) May 30, 2021
Got to loan him back for a season in the championship. Keep up his development and he will potentially break into the first team
— Gav Lever (@LeverGav) May 30, 2021
More trophies than Harry Kane. https://t.co/QElGWuvW6m
— Sam (@Afcsammmm) May 30, 2021
Give him another loan. Let’s see how plays in the Championship
— Charles (@Charliehanss0n) May 30, 2021
At least Ballard is balling for blackpool
— Lord Gabi (@LordGabi5) May 30, 2021
We should renew Ballard’s contract and loan him back to Blackpool if they secure promotion.
— Ikenna (@Iykethemenace) May 30, 2021
Ballard is good
— Jack Jones (@jckjones861) May 30, 2021
Dougal! Blackpool 2-1, Ballard getting a 2nd loan in the Championship maybe? perfect situation for us. we get a proper idea of if he will be good enough for the PL.
— GoonAFC (@GunnerLDN3) May 30, 2021
@dg_ballard brilliant 👏🏻👏🏻🏆
— alan haywood (@alan_alh) May 30, 2021
Dan Ballard needs a loan to a Championship club so that we can see if he’s the real deal.
Seems to have had a very successful spell at Blackpool
— Andrei (@Futball_Drei) May 30, 2021
Congratulations @dg_ballard .what a season you had.30 games played 2 Goals,1 assist and 15 cleansheets makes it a brilliant season.Moreover it’s to be noted that Blackpool kept only 23CS in 50 plus https://t.co/e7JPWNFRwN really shows how crucial he was.This kid is special.. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/5eMioP0GL8
— Sharath Krishnan (@Kannanz2207) May 30, 2021
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