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Fabrizio Romano says Dani Ceballos will not sign for Arsenal again

Respected journalist and transfer guru, Fabrizio Romano, has said there is ‘no chance’ of Dani Ceballos returning to Arsenal next season.

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The Spanish midfielder has been on loan with the Gunners over the course of the past two seasons. He has been an integral member of the Arsenal squad under Arteta.

However, he has fallen a bit down the pecking order this season, despite 25 PL appearances. And that falling down the ladder seems to have convinced both parties that a deal is a no-go, with Romano confirming this via his Twitter account today.

Whether or not Ceballos manages to make the grade in Madrid is another question entirely. A lot could depend on who the Madrid boss is, while Martin Odegaard could also find himself in a similar boat.

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Ceballos, 24, has made 40 appearances across all competitions this season, in fairness to him. However, just 17 of those have been starts in the Premier League.

Having won the FA Cup in England, Ceballos can also credit himself with a Champions League winner’s medal from his time in Madrid beforehand. Real Betis are rumoured to be interested in him, however.

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Ceballos has just done a job really with Arsenal. Nothing more, nothing less. He’s not been bad, but he’s also not exactly set the world alight.

He will leave with the best wishes of most Gunners fans you’d assume. But there also won’t be too many crying into their pints when Ceballos does return to Spain.

Overall, this move was probably best for everyone.

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