Ceballos to ‘snub Arsenal’ as he opts for La Liga return

Dani Ceballos has reportedly opeted against a return to Arsenal in favour of a move to Real Betis.

The midfielder impressed on loan with the Gunners this season, and talks were said to be ongoing between the Premier League club and Real Madrid over a fresh deal.

But Real Betis are also keen on welcoming the 24-year-old back, and Ceballos himself is keen to rerturn to play in La Liga, according to Mundo Deportivo.


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Mikel Arteta was hopeful of securing Ceballos’ services on loan in order to reserve funds for other transfers, with Houssem Aouar thought to be one of the key targets.

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When asked about Ceballos’ future on Thursday, Arteta said: “Well, we have some talks and Dani knows really well what I think about him.

“He was pretty clear with me as well that his intention was to remain with us but obviously Real Madrid is involved and I don’t know yet what they want to do with the player.

“But he’s a player that we are interested in because we really saw, in the last few months of the season, what he is capable of bringing to us.”

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