Arsenal has decided to not lend Dani Ceballos from Real Madrid for the second season.
Ceballos has amassed 24 appearances at all of the Arsenal competitions this season, scoring one goal and two assists at that time.
The Spaniard has made 14 Premier League appearances for the Gunners since arriving on a seasonal loan last summer, but the player saw his playing time cut by a hamstring injury.
Despite Ceballos being due to return to Madrid when his loan arrangement at the Emirates expires in June, the Gunners were said to have hoped to hold the 23-year-old until the end of the season.
However, according to El Confidential, the midfielder is eager to persuade Zinedine Zidane that he deserves a daily spot in Los Blancos’ first XI, but the real boss is not persuaded anymore.
The report argues that Mikel Arteta’s side does not plan to keep Ceballos on the books for the 2020-21 campaign.