Arsenal took Dani Ceballos on a dry loan deal from Real Madrid last summer and the midfielder’s temporary stay at the Emirates has been further extended until the end of this season.
Two days ago, we carried a report from AS, who explained the La Liga side will include the 23-year-old in their squad for next season.
It was also explained the Spain international will be given an opportunity to ‘start from the scratch’ to earn a place in the starting XI at the Bernabéu.
Ceballos started in the Gunners’ 2-0 victory over Southampton on Thursday and after the tie, he spoke to Cadena Ser’s El Larguero to discuss his future.
“I am the owner of my future for next season. Next year I want to play and I will hardly be able to do it at Real Madrid…” he said.
The player joined the Madrid giants from Real Betis in 2017 and he hasn’t ruled out retuning to Betis or extending his stay in the Premier League.
“Betis? It is an option. I don’t close the door to play at any club. I do not rule out continuing in the Premier [League],” the Real Madrid owned midfielder explained.
Mikel Arteta, who started the season as Pep Guardiola’s assistant at Manchester City, was appointed Arsenal manager in December.
Asked about the north London club’s current boss, Ceballos said: “The coach plays a game very similar to what City is trying to do and he has a philosophy that makes it difficult for the rival… He does not talk about anecdotes with Pep but it shows in his training.
“I have learned a lot about football in a different way, it is a luxury to be able to learn from a coach with these qualities.”
A lot has been discussed about Ceballos’ poor relationship with Zinedine Zidane. On that topic, Ceballos explained: “If I would return with Zidane? I have to make the decision. He told me this year that the best thing was for me to leave and get experience.
“Everyone makes their decisions and they must be respected. I have nothing to blame him for, because he has always been very clear with me.”