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Despite joining on a season-long loan deal, Dani Ceballos is said to see his future at Real Madrid.

According to a report from Marca, the Spaniard joined the Gunners with a view to proving himself to Zinedine Zidane at Madrid.

The pair have not always seen eye-to-eye in Spain, but the midfielder wants to prove himself at the Bernabeu. After his impressive start in London, do the club have any realistic chance of signing the midfielder permanently?


It would be a huge coup for Arsenal if they could get a permanent deal over the line next summer, but there are a few things they’ll need to do first.

Finishing in the top four will have to be considered as a must. A player of his quality will be demanding Champions League football on a regular basis if he is to move on from the Spanish giants.

Secondly, Arsenal must find a clear place for him in the squad. He has been in and out of the starting XI since joining, but Unai Emery must sell him the dream.

The one factor that works in Arsenal’s favour is his unhappiness about his time with Real. Things have not worked out the way he would’ve hoped so far and his relationship with Zidane was not always the best.

If Emery can give Ceballos a long-term position in this Arsenal side and get him enjoying his football once again, there could be an opportunity for the Gunners, however unlikely it may seem.