Arsenal loanee Dani Ceballos has extended his loan so that he will be at the club until the end of the season, but recent reports suggest that there might not be a future for him at the club.
According to The Sun, the Gunners do not want to sign the Spanish midfielder on a permanent contract in the summer as he has failed to make a good enough impression under Mikel Arteta.
Arsenal paid a £3.5 million loan fee to sign Ceballos for the season and agreed to pay his full £55,000-a-week wages.
Ceballos has brought some good quality in both defence and attack as he has managed on average 1.7 tackles, 1.1 shots, 1.4 key passes and 1.8 successful dribbles a game, per WhoScored.
Arteta will be happy to keep him until the end of the season, but it is understandable that he does not want to sign him permanently as even though he has made 27 appearances in all competitions, 12 of these have been from the bench.
This highlights how he has not been consistent enough for the side to warrant a place in the starting eleven and having only netted two goals and provided two assists, he hasn’t offered too much in front of goal. With Arsenal needing players to improve their starting eleven in the summer as they currently sit ninth in the Premier League, the club cannot be affording to waste money on players like the £28.8m-valued Ceballos.
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