Van Persie Hails Ceballos For Superb Display Against Burnley
Real Madrid loanee Dani Ceballos has been praised by former Arsenal striker Robin van Persie for an impressive performance in Arsenal’s 2-1 victory over Burnley on Saturday.
The Spanish offensive midfielder, who started in his first home game for the Gunners delivered a glittering output and to commend the versatile midfielder is Van Persie, insisting the 23-year-old was the best player on the pitch.
"Ceballos was by far the best player on the pitch. He was making the game, creating, he wanted the ball constantly. He was just a joy to watch.
"He runs a lot. I think the stats tell you as well that he ran the most of all players, so that tells you that he’s alive, he’s there, he wants to play, he wants to create. He’s just a very positive player who’s having fun, you can see he’s having fun."
Having been informed by Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane of not being part of his plans for the season, Ceballos secured a loan move to Arsenal in the summer transfer window.
And since joining, Ceballos has quickly adapted to the Premier League as he played a major role in both goals scored by Unai Emery’s side.
With Arsenal recording their second win of the season, after defeating Newcastle United 1-0 in their season opener, making it the first time in 10 years that the Gunners have won their first two Premier League matches.
Arsenal, who look to win their third league game on the trot will travel to Anfield as they will be hosted by Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool on August 24.