Arsenal midfielder Dani Ceballos says that he decided against leaving the Gunners in the January transfer window as he is determined to prove himself and repay the trust the club’s supporters have placed in him.
Head coach Mikel Arteta has not started the Spaniard in any game since he was appointed in December, and there was talk that he would be recalled by his parent club Real Madrid, but the 23-year-old says there was never any likelihood that would happen:
“I like a stability in a club and I decided to stay at Arsenal because they signed me and I want to restore trust because I think it is time to step forward.”
Ceballos was sidelined with a hamstring injury following Arteta’s appointment but he has made just one substitute appearance in the FA Cup since his return to fitness.
The midfielder has been an unused substitute in league games against Manchester United, Sheffield United, Chelsea and Burnley, and he didn’t even make the matchday squad for the draw versus Crystal Palace last month. The Spanish international will be hoping for more game time in the coming weeks as he looks to be included in Spain’s Euro 2020 squad.