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Ceballos - I feel proud the fans wanted me back

Not many on-loan players build a rapport with the fans like Dani Ceballos has.

From his thrilling full debut against Burnley last season, our supporters could see that the Spain international was keen to make his mark - and they took him to their hearts.

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Now Ceballos is back for a second season-long loan, and he is keen to repay their faith.

“I think everyone will have seen last season that from the moment I joined, I bought into the club completely and always gave 100 per cent both on and off the pitch,” he told Arsenal Digital. 

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Dani at the death! | Ceballos' late goal wins it

“The fans repaid me for that by showing me a lot of love… when I was at home they were sending me messages asking me to come back and saying that they needed me here. I think they’ll be as happy as I am that I'm back and I’m sure we have a great year ahead of us this season.

“When the coach, the club, the players and everyone is asking you to stay for another year, you realise that they see you as a good team-mate and a good player,” he added. 

“I feel proud that the club, the coach and – most importantly – the fans wanted me to stay. I didn’t doubt it for a second. We’ve been negotiating around my contract all the time, right up until today, but I’m very happy to be back here and that I’m going to be with Arsenal for another year.”

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