The news of Dani Ceballos’ return from injury is all over the Emirates and it has been met with the kind of excitement usually reserved for the likes of Cesc Fabregas.
The Spaniard on loan from Real Madrid, sustained an injury in the Europa League and after being forced to watch from the sidelines ever since, is ready and optimistic about his chances under new boss Mikel Arteta.
Ceballos was a favorite under Unai Emery and the former Sevilla coach never hesitated in naming him among his starting lineup for almost every match.
Under Arteta, a lot of players are aware of the danger they face given the former Manchester City assistant coach has been charged with the task of weeding out any player he feels is not best for the club.
Luckily for Ceballos, the position he currently plays is similar to the role Arteta occupied under Arsene Wenger.
For all of the goodwill Dani received under Emery, majority of Arsenal fans believe the current coach has a better chance of even making his compatriot better.
Given that the style of the Real Madrid youth has been said to be akin to many greats like Xavi and Andrea Iniesta, turning the prospect into a quality midfielder within the range of IkayGundongan whom Arteta worked with at City looks decent enough.
No one is even taking into account the fact that the success of Dani Ceballos at the Emirates under Mikel Arteta will be first good news then a bad one. At least potentially; given that unless Florentino Perez and co at the helms are power-drunk to the point where they don’t realize home grown talents are just as good as the ones they spend millions of pounds to buy every year, Ceballos will more or likely go back home.