‘Wants a contract at Villarreal’ and ‘leave him in Spain’ – These Arsenal fans react to star’s performance in defeat to Unai Emery

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Plenty of Arsenal fans have called for the club to ‘leave’ Real Madrid loanee Dani Ceballos in his homeland of Spain after a red card in this evening’s 2-1 defeat to Villarreal in the Europa League.

The night started off in a shaky fashion for the central midfielder, as he joined Granit Xhaka in being soft in the tackle and non-committal defensively, in a lax approach that led to the Villarreal opener.

Ceballos then found himself in the midst of continuing a worrying personal trend this season, as he was sent off for a second booking in the 56th minute of the tie.

The 24-year-old unfortunately ended up stamping into the foot of Dani Parejo in a moment that did seem accidental but didn’t steer the referee away from sending Ceballos off.

Some fans have now had enough of Ceballos, with a few actually looking at the ‘bright side’ of the Spaniard’s sending off, in that it means he cannot feature for the side in the second-leg.

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Here is how some of the Arsenal faithful have reacted to Ceballos’ performance and red card:

Ceballos has now been behind costly errors in the Europa League knockout ties against Benfica – for this foul and this horrific mistake, which was followed by a blunder against Olympiacos, and now tonight.

This evening’s moment was more a case of bad luck than foolish play from Ceballos, but Mikel Arteta still faces criticism for leaving the ace on the pitch after he’d already picked up a booking.

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