Dani Ceballos reacts to Arsenal return as Mikel Arteta rates his performance

Ceballos’ future was up in the air during the January window, with rumours suggesting he wanted his loan with the Gunners terminated so he could return to La Liga and get more game time ahead of the Euros.

Arteta felt he wanted a more creative presence in his midfield to unlock Newcastle’s deep defence at the Emirates and was happy with Ceballos’ display in the 4-0 win, also praising his efforts in training to win back his place.

Asked if both Ceballos and Mesut Ozil being in the starting XI could become a regular occurrence, Arteta replied: ‘Depending how they are, how they train, how they perform.

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