Arsenal: Dani Ceballos confirms departure as Real Madrid midfielder emotionally says ‘goodbye’

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Dani Ceballos confirms that he will be leaving Arsenal and will return to Real Madrid after the end of his second loan, saying goodbye and thanking fans for their ‘warmth and support’ in an emotional Instagram post.

  • Dani Ceballos extended his loan spell with Arsenal after the 2019-2020 season
  • The Real Madrid midfielder has revealed that he will be leaving the Gunners this summer
  • Ceballos wrote an emotional goodbye to the supporters of the club on Instagram
  • The Spaniard will likely be redundant at Real Madrid and could be sold

Dani Ceballos has confirmed his departure from Arsenal after parting ways with the club’s supporters after the end of his second loan term.

The Real Madrid midfielder returned to the Emirates in the summer after a successful spell under Mikel Arteta during the 2019-2020 season, with the midfielder helping the club win the FA Cup.

However, Ceballos found himself in and out of the starting XI this season as Arteta experimented with a variety of midfield combinations.

Dani Ceballos has confirmed his departure from Arsenal after parting ways with the club's supporters

Dani Ceballos has confirmed his departure from Arsenal after parting ways with the club’s supporters

The 24-year-old does not seem likely to return to the Gunners for a third time after writing an emotional message to the club’s fans on Instagram.

‘Thank you @Arsenal and thanks to all Gunners,’ wrote Ceballos.

‘Because I welcomed myself with such love from the first day I wore this sweater. Because I have felt that I was a Gunner and that I was allowed to be part of your family all the while.

‘A complicated year has come to an end – for many reasons. Especially since you missed the chance at home games in the Emirates with our supporters.

Yet I assure you that I will never forget your warmth and support at any time. I am sure that Arsenal, as a historic and great team, will soon be back on top, win championships and be a reference as it is and always has been. This club, and especially its supporters, deserve it, and I am confident that they will achieve it.

‘Thanks to all those people who are part of the team: coaches, kit men, medical staff, communication and marketing team, employees, managers and especially the supporters.

The Spaniard had a more difficult second season after impressing in his first year

‘All those people who so often work in silence and give everything they have for this great club.

“I want you to know that I have always worked really hard and done my best for this emblem and jersey.

I wish you all the best and the success that I am sure will come. Let’s Go Gunners! FAREWELL. THANKS FOR EVERYTHING!’

Ceballos almost confirmed that he would not be returning to Arsenal for a third time in April when he admitted that he would rather play in LaLiga.

He told No golf: ‘To be honest, I like LaLiga much more. The Premier League is more complete, but with my style, La Liga is much better for me.

The midfielder helped the Gunners win the FA Cup at the end of his first campaign

The midfielder helped the Gunners win the FA Cup at the end of his first campaign

The midfielder helped the Gunners win the FA Cup at the end of his first campaign

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

“I’m about to turn 25 in August and I have to settle for a club where I feel important, that’s what I’m going to look for,” he added.

‘I have a lot of affection for Betis, I am a Betis fan, I watch every Betis game, [Manuel] Pellegrini is a really good coach that I like. ‘

Ceballos will likely be redundant at Real this summer and could be permanently sold as the club wants to raise money for their transfer activities.

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