A number of Arsenal fans have taken to Twitter to slam Dani Ceballos’s performance as the Gunners threw away a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Crystal Palace.
Unai Emery’s men looked to be well on their way to securing three points at the Emirates. Sokratis gave the home side the lead inside seven minutes. And David Luiz doubled the lead two minutes later.
However, Arsenal were pegged back once again. Palace got one back shortly after the half-hour mark. And the equaliser came seven minutes into the second-half.
Sokratis thought he had put the Gunners back in front late on. But his second goal of the afternoon was ruled out after a VAR check.
Granit Xhaka will take many of the headlines due to his reaction after being substituted. But it was another midfielder who enraged a large number of Arsenal fans on social media.
Ceballos struggled to make any sort of impact. Whoscored.com shows that he boasted one of the lowest pass-completion rates in the Arsenal squad, and he only provided one key pass.
And the Gunners fans on social media are now convinced that it is time for the Spaniard to be dropped. Without playing, Mesut Ozil’s popularity appears to be growing by the week. And Ceballos’s performance has left many imploring Emery to finally bring the German back into the fold.
There is certainly a feeling that a large section of the fanbase have no interest – right now – in Ceballos being signed permanently when his loan spell ends.
Here is what some of the Arsenal fans made of Ceballos’s display…
I honestly hope Ceballos doesn’t sign a permanent deal. Honestly he doesn’t bring anything to the team. Just side passes. Can’t even take the damn ball forward. FFS
— Jam (@cocacola_papi) October 27, 2019
Ceballos is not better than Ozil but because he runs around like headless chicken your manager will start him. Tough
— Goatinelli (@XavierKabir) October 27, 2019
Ceballos is the worst player I’ve ever seen
— Hassan (@Ramseyesque8) October 27, 2019
Genuinely forgot ceballos was on the pitch in the second half
— Sam KM (@SamKM15) October 27, 2019
What I’ve seen today from Ceballos my word. And we’re keeping Özil out for this kid. Mad.
— Lovro Papež (@slovenianGooner) October 27, 2019
— Jamie Wilder (@jamy45) October 27, 2019
Yo ceballos is actually awful
— Ilyas (@Ilyas_Abshir) October 27, 2019
Ceballos offers nothing going forward like seriously
— A (@nonpareil_afc) October 27, 2019