A number of Arsenal fans have taken to Twitter to laud Dani Ceballos’s performance during the Gunners’ victory over Newcastle at the Emirates on Sunday.
Ceballos was handed the chance to make his first start for the club under Mikel Arteta. His last appearance came in the FA Cup win over Bournemouth.
The Spaniard had been an unused substitute for Arsenal’s last three Premier League games. But he seemed to prove a real point upon his return to the side against the Magpies.
Arsenal extended their unbeaten run to six games, but secured their first win in five.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang broke the deadlock early on in the second-half, before Bukayo Saka’s brilliant run allowed Nicolas Pepe to double the lead. Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette completed the rout.
Ceballos seemed to provide one of the most pleasant surprises from the game. Plenty of supporters took to social media to laud the summer signing.
Whoscored.com shows that he completed 87 of his 91 passes. Only Granit Xhaka completed more. Ceballos also completed three key passes.
Some fans have labelled Ceballos’s performance a masterclass. And a lot of the optimism that arose during the early stages of the season seems to have been restored.
Here is what some of the Arsenal fans made of Ceballos’s display…
Ceballos was class today 👍🏼
— Zü (@afczuu) February 16, 2020
— Aashish Rao (@AashishRao16) February 16, 2020
Definitely have to find a way to fit Ceballos into the team if he keeps performing like he did today 👌🏽
— MB (@MB8701) February 16, 2020
this Ceballos performance is why we were so excited when we first loan him
— ArtetaSZN (@Art8taSZN) February 16, 2020
Ceballos was class in the second half, really dictated the tempo of the game. Well in.
— Mike (@CallAnAuba) February 16, 2020
Midfield masterclass from Ceballos 👏 this is why I rate this guy so high. Potentially Man of the Match for me#ARSNEW
— 𝘞𝘰𝘰𝘥𝘺™ 🇯🇲 (@Woody_V3) February 16, 2020
— Ken ILOKA (@ken_iloka) February 16, 2020
Ozil and Ceballos have been superb in this second half. Ozil fully deserves that goal and the applause. Well played 🙌🏼👏🏼#ARSNEW
— Gunnerific (@GooGunGunners) February 16, 2020