A number of Arsenal fans have hit out at Dani Ceballos after his latest comments regarding his hopes at Real Madrid, while still on loan at the Emirates Stadium.
Last summer, the Gunners brought the 23-year-old to the Emirates Stadium on a season-long stint from the Bernabeu for a reported £15million fee (The Sun).
Ceballos was reportedly open to cutting short his stay in January as a result of a lack of game time under Unai Emery, but since worked his way into Mikel Arteta’s plans.
The Gunners boss had been won over, telling The Mirror before the football’s shutdown that he was “really happy” with Ceballos and what he added to his team.
The Mirror has claimed that the Gunners are reportedly keen to extend his stay in north London but the Spaniard has once again reiterated his desire to succeed at the Bernabeu.
“I am a Real Madrid player, and any player in the world would like to play for Real Madrid,” he told TVE, as quoted by The Mirror.
“I have a contract with them for three more years and they are the ideal team to succeed.”
Just last week, Ceballos told Deportes Cuatro, as quoted by Goal.com: “I am happy and I have a contract with Real Madrid.
“I am 23 years old, I’m not over the hill yet. Now I feel much more a player and I am prepared for any challenge that comes my way.”
Ceballos’ latest comments didn’t go down too well with some of the Arsenal faithful on social media:
This guy’s loan shouldn’t be extended the way he continues to talk about Real Madrid is disrespectful, it’s like he sees us as a stepping stone to get a look in at Madrid, it winds me up
— Olisachukwu (@OlisaTheGreat) May 21, 2020
He can never get into current Madrid side.. he is just trying to gain Zidane’s attention. Don’t think he rated Ceballos highly definitely not as a starter. He need playing time to make it Euros squad though.. which he won’t get in Madrid.
— RED ARMY (@nischal_15) May 21, 2020
He won’t be playing for RM soon if his performances for Arsenal are the standard he wants to set.
— RedWhite_Gooner (@RedWhite_Gooner) May 21, 2020
I glad he see’s himself somewhere else because from what I have saw of him he’s average at best
— David Mawdsley (@DaveMawdsley1) May 21, 2020
Thank you for services. I will not miss you.
— king Darius (@JeromeDarius99) May 21, 2020
Bye bye then: if wanna stay another year on loan food for us due to financial restrictions. If not Kokcu would suit us a lot!!
— Andrea Russo (@Andrea_8802) May 21, 2020
Yeah succeed while warming their bench..
— HangingPawn (@gunner_ep) May 21, 2020