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‘I’ve had a bad time’ – Ceballos casts doubt over Arsenal future

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The Spaniard has dropped a hint about his future saying his style of play is better suited to La Liga than to the Premier League.

Dani Ceballos insists it “would be difficult” for him to return to Arsenal on another loan deal after the expiration of his current one at the end of this season.

Ceballos joined Arsenal on a season-long loan deal from Real Madrid in 2019. Following his impressive performances, the London side decided to trigger the option of a further year on his contract.

The midfielder, however, has been unable to replicate the performances from his debut campaign. Inconsistency has seen him drop the pecking order, and he has been limited to just 15 starts in the Premier League so far this term.

The Spain international has two years remaining on his Real Madrid contract, and he suggests he would like to return to La Liga next season so as to rediscover his best form.

“I’ve had a bad time because I didn’t have the consistency I had last year,” Ceballos told Onda Cero. “These last 5 or 6 games I’ve played at a good level.

“To be honest I like La Liga a lot more. The Premier League is more complete but with my style, La Liga is much better for me.

“Another loan would be difficult from both sides, for Real Madrid and for me.”