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‘Very happy’ Ceballos open to extending Arsenal stay

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Dani Ceballos would welcome the opportunity of making his Arsenal move permanent but warns that decision is not for him to make.

Arsenal midfielder Dani Ceballos has been in sublime form since the return of the Premier League season in June.

Ceballos put another eye-catching performance in his side’s 2-0 drubbing of Manchester City in FA Cup semi-final on Saturday.

The Spaniard has been in the starting XI in each of Arsenal’s last eight league matches, with only skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang playing more minutes than him.

He had a torrid experience during the early parts of his debut Premier League season, with prompted talks of an exit after in the summer. But he appears to have gained manager Mikel Arteta’s faith after his recent resurgence.

Ceballos would love to continue his Emirates stay. However, before making a decision on his future, he wants to consult with his parent club.

“I have to return to Real Madrid and they have to make a decision because I have a contract there for the next three years,” Ceballos told Sky Sports.

“The truth is, I’m very happy at Arsenal. It’s a club in which I already have a year of experience, so it would be very easy to return.

“I think it would be a good step for me. But like I said, my future depends on Real Madrid and right now I don’t know their decision.”