Dani Ceballos is back on loan at club for a second successive. Our Spaniard was one of the top performers for the club after the lockdown.
However, he thinks his improvement started way before then.
Speaking to Arsenal Digital, he revealed how Mikel Arteta made him a better player.
“To be honest, it wasn’t easy for him because he was coming into a dressing room that had already had two other coaches and where the team hadn’t been able to get the results that everyone wanted.”
“It wasn’t easy for me to get into the team either because I was coming off the back of a long injury lay-off. I felt like I should be playing but I was wrong about that because I wasn’t fit. The coach was really straight with me and said that if I got myself fit and kept working hard, I’d have a chance of getting back into the team.
“I ended up performing well and repaying the faith he’d shown in me before the Newcastle game. From that moment onwards, we started to build a good coach/player bond and things went well for me personally. I think he’s made me a much better player in the last six months.”
Dani Ceballos’ praise of Mikel Arteta is another testimony of the huge changes he has brought to the club.