With the season delayed due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Arsenal announced on Wednesday that Dani Ceballos is going to finish the campaign with the Gunners.

The Spain international joined the north London club on a dry loan deal from Real Madrid last summer.

Zinedine Zidane decided not to include the midfielder in his plans for this season and therefore, he was forced to go out on loan.

The Frenchman was not a fan of the ex-Real Betis man and the manager wanted his employer to sell Ceballos in 2019.

Real Madrid instead allowed the 23-year-old to join Arsenal on a temporary deal, hoping that he could impress during his time with the Premier League club and convince Zidane to consider him for next season.

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Ceballos has managed only one goal and two assists in all competitions and he continues to be linked with other La Liga sides.

According to AS, the Madrid based club’s plan is to retain the Spaniard for the 2020/21 season. Their idea is to keep him at the club in order to avoid searching for a player with a similar profile in the transfer market.

Although the Spaniard’s disagreement with Zidane is already public, Ceballos will be given an opportunity to ‘start from the scratch’ to earn a place in the side next season.