Arsenal fans are loving the performance of Dani Ceballos tonight as he really starts to show his class in a red and white shirt.
It’s not always been plain sailing for the Spain international at the Emirates Stadium since his loan move from Real Madrid last summer.
Still, Ceballos has been running the show against Leicester City this evening, playing a beautiful through-ball to Bukayo Saka, who then set up Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s opening goal.
The stats also paint a real picture, with Ceballos on top of everything he’s meant to be doing in midfield…
Dani Ceballos' first half by numbers vs. Leicester:
100% take-ons completed (2/2)
8 recoveries (most)
8 passes into the final ? (=most)
5 passes into the box (most)
5 crosses (most)
A strong midfield display so far. pic.twitter.com/JT2MjP1qtI
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) July 7, 2020
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It remains to be seen what decision Arsenal will make on the 23-year-old’s future, but it seems many fans now really seem to have been won over by him.
See below for half-time reaction on Twitter as loads of Gunners supporters admit Ceballos has proven them wrong and that they now hope to see him stay at the club on a permanent basis…
Ceballos proving me wrong
— Dayo? (@temidyy) July 7, 2020
Ceballos has changed my mind over the last couple of months. He dominated that half, his passing was excellent and his tenacity was also outstanding. Starting to think we should pay the 30 mil for him to stay
— Sy (@arsenal_0502) July 7, 2020
Last few weeks have changed my mind about keeping Ceballos
— Ben Willmott ?? (@UltraUpamecano) July 7, 2020
Ceballos has been absolute class once again tonight ?? Proving me wrong and I love it ?
— Max Morley (@max1morley) July 7, 2020
We should keep ceballos changed my mind
— Unai K (@unai_k2) July 7, 2020
I have changed my mind on Dani Ceballos…give him that deal or at least, get another year loan
— Sidney ?? (@sidramatics) July 7, 2020
#Ceballos again pulling the strings for arsenal. Did not want us to sign him on permanent, but boi is he proving me wrong.
— Ratan (@ratan_lanesra) July 7, 2020
Ceballos having another mad one ! He’s proving me wrong for sure, I wouldn’t be opposossed to another year long loan
— ArsenalXsasuke (@ArsenalXsasuke) July 7, 2020
Ceballos is proving me wrong tbh…..wooowww
— Bennie Ben (@SANTINO_254) July 7, 2020
Ceballos been decent since the restart fair play to him.
— MP ???? (@MrMp__) July 7, 2020
MUST. KEEP. CEBALLOS.
— Sakazette (@Guendouchey) July 7, 2020
Not a bad half but we need to be more clinical in front of goal.
I’ve seen enough of Dani Ceballos now to think we’ve got to sign him permanent.
— Gooner Dave ?????? (@GoonerDave72) July 7, 2020