Ceballos impressed in his opening games after joining the Gunners in a temporary Real Madrid changeover last summer – before suffering a hamstring injury in November that sidelined him for three months.
After returning from injury, he resumed his journey with Mikel Arteta’s team and started the last three games before the coronavirus pandemic broke off the season.
But Arsenal have no plans to request a second loan for the midfielder, according to Spanish publication El Confidencial.
With the 23-year loan deal due to end on June 30, the Gunners will ask Madrid if they can keep Ceballos until the end of this season – if the campaign is allowed to restart.
The British government has given the green light for the Premier League to resume in camera as early as June 1, but there are a number of issues to be resolved – including the safety of players and their families.
Once the season is over, it looks like Ceballos will be fighting for its future in Madrid.
El Confidencial reports there is no purchase option in Spain’s international loan agreement with Arsenal, while Ceballos seems to have postponed the idea of joining Seville to be reunited with the former boss Julen Lopetegui.
After joining Real Betis Madrid in 2017, Ceballos initially struggled under Zinedine Zidane, but had a decent fate after Lopetegui became manager in 2018.
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However, with Zidane now back in charge of Los Blancos, Ceballos seems to have some work to do to convince the manager.
This is not the case with Unai Emery, the man who brought him to Arsenal.
The former Gunners boss supported Ceballos to thrive if the Premier League season came back, saying, “Dani is a player with excellent qualities and an incredible mentality: he wants to succeed.
Emery added, “When the league resumes, he will certainly demonstrate his qualities again. “
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