Dani Ceballos has opened up on his decision to leave Real Madrid last summer, and says that he’s exactly where he wants to be with Arsenal.
The midfielder was set to face a frustrating campaign after the return of Zinedine Zidane as manager – the Frenchman was not a fan during his previous reign – and in order to play he knew he had to go elsewhere.
So far his time in North London has been positive, he’s connected with the fans, and got his first Arsenal goal in the Europa League win over Standard Liege last week.
Speaking in Madrid, where he’s on international duty with Spain, he said, “I’m at Arsenal right now and I feel very good.
“I knew I definitely wanted to leave – I was right to leave Madrid.
“Right now I’m where I want to be, and I am very happy. My idea was to leave, play and enjoy football.
“Over the past two years I have not done that. I was right to go, seeing as I’m in the Spain squad.”
Ceballos has featured in all 11 Arsenal fixtures this season – the only player to do so – so he’s obviously well liked by Unai Emery.
Let’s hope he returns from the Interlull ready to add to his goal and two assists.