ARSENAL will hope Dani Ceballos doesn’t perform too well as they will want to sign him permanently from Real Madrid.
That’s according to Tony Cascarino who was impressed with the Spaniard as the Gunners beat the Clarets 2-1 at the Emirates.
Goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang sealed the victory but it was Ceballos who stole the headlines.
The man on loan from Real Madrid was involved in everything and provided Arsenal with the creative spark they needed.
And Cascarino thinks the Gunners will want him to do well but not too well in order to sign Ceballos on a permanent basis.
He told The Times: “Dani Ceballos impressed me for Arsenal against Burnley
“He has a bit of everything: tenacity, technical ability, and he wore the shirt as if he was an Arsenal player from 15 years ago.
“It felt like he really wanted to show his hunger to play and Arsenal have missed that enormously in midfield recently.
“He showed what he is about. He is on loan so Arsenal will have to hope he doesn’t do too well, meaning they can’t sign him.
“He is part of a side that Unai Emery is slowly moulding to his methodology.”
BBC Sport pundit Garth Crooks also hailed Ceballos for his performance against Burnley.
He said: “Dani Ceballos’ involvement in a move to set up Reiss Nelson was superb.
“That was before that interfering, meddling, busybody called VAR poked his hi-tech nose in and ruled some wonderful work by Ceballos offside.
“This lad can play. He seems to have a touch of the Aaron Ramsey about him, albeit a little more mobile.
“It will be interesting when Mesut Ozil returns to see if Unai Emery will accommodate both players.
“With David Luiz in their defence, Ozil due to return once fully fit and Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang up front, the North London derby suddenly looks interesting.”
Arsenal return to action against Liverpool in the Premier League on Saturday (5.30pm).