• Talks continue with midfielder’s parent club Real Madrid
  • Further loan agreement or player swaps are a possibility

Mikel Arteta has said he would like to keep Dani Ceballos at Arsenal beyond this season and that talks are continuing with the midfielder’s parent club, Real Madrid, about a deal.

Ceballos has shaken off a mixed start to his loan in north London, which included two months out with a muscle problem, to play an important role in the side’s recent revival. He scored a late winner in the FA Cup quarter-final at Sheffield United last week and his run of form has coincided with Arsenal winning four matches in a row for the first time in 2019-20. Arteta had urged him in January to “take a step forwards” and now appears convinced of his longer-term potential.

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