Dani Ceballos: Back For Another Season

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by yousif_arsenal, Sep 4, 2020.

  1. Gooner416

    Gooner416 Well-Known Member

    Could it be that he was simply unfit during Emery's tenure? Lad is bang on quality and has been incredibly sharp in both initial games for us since joining from Madrid.
  2. Taneruit

    Taneruit Well-Known Member

    No. Not that his abilities weren't quality at the time, but Emery simply couldn't use him right/bring the best out of him.

    Arteta focused on coaching him post-lockdown, often concentrating on him during games. As I said before I'll probably never get DANI DANI DANI out of my head. It paid off.
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  3. Gooner416

    Gooner416 Well-Known Member

    Think the entire squad was unfit as was evident during Arteta's initial analysis and insistence on a mid-season training camp. Not saying Emery set up Dani for success but ultimately he's such a quality footballer that I think under most circumstances, he will perform. Obviously didn't until Arteta, but maybe he was unfit? Just a thought.
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  4. Taneruit

    Taneruit Well-Known Member

    Ehh, I dunno. Even during post-lockdown his worst performance was first half against Villa where Arteta was more hands-off with him.

    In terms of individual quality I agree. In terms of decision making and discipline I think he improved a lot under Arteta.

    I also think that's/was the reason he's not highly rated by Zidane. Your view on it may be different, of course.
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  5. Riou

    Riou Non-Stop Nostalgia

    Didn't Emery usually play him in a pressing 10?

    He's clearly a deep playmaker really, he's kinda like a less skillful more aggressive Xabi Alonso...wonder if Unai would have played Xabi in attacking midfield :lol:
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  6. Taneruit

    Taneruit Well-Known Member

    Emery played Torreira in a 10, says it all really.

    Always wondered if he got that idea from Chelsea when they played Kante in a 10. :lol:
  7. Macho

    Macho Established Member Trusted

    He’s always been an attacking midfielder to be fair. It’s actually Arteta playing him out of position - with loads of hands on coaching like mentioned above.
  8. Macho

    Macho Established Member Trusted

    It’s where he made his name. Attacking midfielder or very attacking no.8 for Real Betis and Spain U21.

    Not sure where or how he played for Madrid.
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  9. Trilly

    Trilly The John Sauce Of Ilford Trusted

    He’s going to take the piss this season. The youtube compilations are going to be mad!

    @Riou you give a player of his talent a second chance to play as an 8/10. Don’t think we can draw too many conclusions from his first stint there.
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  10. Riou

    Riou Non-Stop Nostalgia

    Agreed, still prefer him deeper though...hope we can eventually transition away from a 10 though in a 3 man midfield, would like a 6 with 2 attacking 8s like City in hopefully the near future.

    Looking at his stats he has quite low numbers, even at Betis...did he play as a number 10 there?

    Think Dani is a quality player, think he is our best midfielder from a deep position...if we signed Partey it would be Dani to play next to him for me.
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2020
  11. Football Manager

    Football Manager Copy & Paste Merchant

    Agree, a bit like cazorla at CM
  12. Impact

    Impact Well-Known Member

  13. CaseUteinberger

    CaseUteinberger Cazorla (not Carzola ffs)

    He really is nice on the ball.
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  14. kash2

    kash2 Obsessed With Jury

    Could always shift to 3-5-2 with Lacazette replaced by a AM
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  15. Wrighty4eva

    Wrighty4eva Well-Known Member

    One of the best games I've seen of him, no more spinning top motions, this is the ceballos I thought we signed originally...
  16. celestis

    celestis Arsenal-Mania Veteran Moderator

    Yeah that s true I swear I heard it first half:lol: wtf
  17. samshere

    samshere Why so serieuse?

    And the lockdown helped Ceballos hear Artetas instructions, instead of being drowned by the crowd noise.
  18. EmeryCouldnt

    EmeryCouldnt Well-Known Member

    Did Arteta tell him to do all that?
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  19. Manberg

    Manberg Predator

    Deserves a goal. Lacazette should be trying harder to get on the end of that.
  20. SingmeasongSong

    SingmeasongSong Rarely Right

    Actually the one great benefit we had during those covid times .

    Arteta was already having a hard time with the players to adjust to a completely new level of tactical play, given that he's never had any kind of pre-season or really a few weeks to do some stuff due to our nightmare schedule, the ability to interfere during the game without fans has been vital

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