Dani Ceballos believes that despite all that playing in the Premier League has taught him, he’s better suited to games in La Liga.

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND: Dani Ceballos of Arsenal looks dejected following his side’s defeat in the Premier League match between Everton and Arsenal at Goodison Park on December 19, 2020. (Photo by Peter Powell – Getty Images)

Speaking in quotes reported by the Spanish media this week, Dani Ceballos suggested his playing style is best suited to his home country.

“I’m learning a lot in the Premier League,” Ceballos admitted. “But I think La Liga is better for my game.”

Football.London report that Arsenal are currently not expected to pursue a permanent deal for Ceballos, which may explain why he’s already laying the groundwork for his move back to Madrid.

Mikel Arteta was less definitive in his quotes about Ceballos on Wednesday, insisting the decision will be made when they get a chance to sit down at the end of the season.

“We mentioned to you guys and at the end of the season we have a lot to play for yet, so I don’t want any distractions,” Arteta said.

“We will sit with them and we are always in contact and communication with the players and the agents to know what their feelings are, and at the end, we have to make a common decision for what’s best for the club and the player.”

There’s no doubt that Arsenal’s attempt to win the Europa League will largely inform the business they can do this summer.

Without Champions League football, or likely any European football at all, it’s going to be very difficult to afford signings from Real Madrid anyway. Add to that the fact that Martin Odegaard is probably the priority signing of the two loanee midfielders.

But if Arsenal can win the Europa League and Ceballos plays a big part in the final three games, perhaps they’ll try and convince him to stay after all.