Dani Ceballos rules out Arsenal transfer return after loan as Real Madrid midfielder sets sights on LaLiga breakthrough

DANI CEBALLOS has dealt Arsenal a blow by ruling out a return to the Emirates.

The Spanish midfielder has spent the last two seasons on loan in North London from Real Madrid.

He made 25 Premier League appearances and scored three goals this season, but it looks like they could be his last games for the Gunners.

Speaking on Spanish radio station El Larguero, the 24-year-old said: "[Mikel] Arteta is a coach who I am sure will be one of the best in the world in the next few years.

"But I would like to return to the Spanish league."

Ceballos has recently thanked Arsenal fans for making him feel welcome at the club in an emotive Instagram post.

He wrote: "Thanks @Arsenal and thanks to all Gunners.🙌🏻

"For welcoming me with so much love from the very first day I wore this jersey. For letting me experience the feeling of being a Gunner and allowing me to be a part of your family all this time.

"A complicated year – for many reasons- has come to its end. Especially for having missed the chance of living home matches in the Emirates with our supporters. Still, I assure you that I will never forget your warmth and support in every moment.

"I am sure that Arsenal, being a historic and great team, will soon be back on top, winning championships and being a reference as it is and always has been. This club, and especially its supporters, deserve it, and I am confident that they will achieve it.

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"Thanks to all those people who are part of the team: coaches, kit men, medical staff, communications and marketing team, employees, managers and especially the supporters.

"All those persons who so often work quietly giving all they have for this great club.

"I want you to know that I have always worked very hard and tried my very best for this crest and this jersey.

"I wish you all the best and the success that I'm sure will come.

"💪⚽️ Let's go Gunners! ⚽️💪

"GOODBYE. THANKS FOR ALL!"

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One person who will be happy with Ceballos' message is Gunners legend Ian Wright.

Wright told Premier League Productions: "I don’t think we should be signing Ceballos, I just don’t think he’s what we need now.

"I think that we’ve got young players coming through who should get an opportunity in front of Ceballos.

"If he’s going to do anything to stay at Arsenal it would’ve been seen already by now."

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