Dani Ceballos is unhappy with how his loan spell at Arsenal is going, and the Gunners are on the hunt for another midfielder, according to reports.
Speaking on The Athletic’s Transfer Daily podcast, David Ornstein admitted Arsenal are back on the market for a midfielder, despite signing Dani Ceballos on a loan deal last summer.
The Real Madrid man is reportedly unhappy with how things are going at Arsenal. Both parties were expecting more, particularly with the way Ceballos’ spell started. Though injuries are a factor, there’s more to it than just that.
“There have also been suggestions about (Arsenal signing) a midfielder,” Ornstein said.
“With the loan move that brought Dani Ceballos in from Real Madrid not working out quite as well as expected, or as well as it looked it would prove at the beginning of his loan. He’s also suffering from injuries too.
“I’ve been told that [Ceballos is] pretty unhappy about the situation as well. So perhaps watch this space on a midfielder.”
The update isn’t particularly surprising. After a good start, Ceballos’ form dipped even before his injury. The midfielder returned to the squad on January 1st, against Manchester United, but he still hasn’t played a minute since then.
The whole point for Ceballos was that he could go out on loan and play regularly. He was, before the injury, featuring in every single game in all competitions. The first signs under Mikel Arteta aren’t so positive though.