Dani Ceballos drops hint over extending Arsenal loan Advertisement 1 min. story Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling About Connatix V67539 Read More by Metro 1/1 Read More Advertisement Full Screen Skip Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Metro Sport ReporterThursday 9 Jul 2020 9:16 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.6kShares Skip Ad Read More SPONSORED PLAY / Read More Video Settings Top articles Arteta has also indicated that he would be keen to keep Ceballos for another season, given Arsenal’s transfer budget could be restricted this summer as they look set to miss out on a place in the Champions League once again.‘I am really happy with him,’ said the Arsenal manager when asked about keeping Ceballos.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I think it is something that the club has to go a little bit further with Real Madrid on.‘At the moment he is playing very well, I am really happy with him and he is a big talent and still has a lot of things to improve.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Coming Next And now Ceballos has given his biggest hint yet that he would be willing to remain at Arsenal for another campaign in a message to supporters.In his post on Instagram, Ceballos urged his teammates to recover quickly after failing to hold out for the win against Leicester and the midfielder signed off with: ‘This is my team! Let’s go Gunners!’. View 3 comments Dani Ceballos has impressed in Arsenal’s midfield (Getty Images)Dani Ceballos has indicated that he would be happy to remain at Arsenal for another season.The 23-year-old is currently on loan from Real Madrid for the remainder of the season but his long-term future remains unclear.Ceballos has remained adamant that his long-term ambition is to become a first-team regular at Madrid, but the midfielder admitted in an interview last month that he is unlikely to achieve that next season with Zinedine Zidane.Under Mikel Arteta, Ceballos has gradually become more influential in the team and the Spaniard has quickly formed a solid midfield partnership alongside Granit Xhaka since the Premier League restarted.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Read More
LINCOLN, New Zealand, (CMC) – Assistant coach Roddy Estwick believes West Indies fast bowlers will have a critical role to play if the Caribbean side are to make an impact in the two-Test series against the Black Caps starting next month.Coming off the recent Zimbabwe tour where spinners were vital because of the slow, turning tracks, Estwick said the conditions in New Zealand provided the opportunity for the Windies attack to show their quality.“Obviously the spinners played a bigger role in Zimbabwe because the pitches were low and slow and the ball spun quite a bit,” Estwick said following Sunday’s second day of the three-day tour match against New Zealand A.“Here in New Zealand the ball bounces a lot more and carries through a lot more to the keeper, so you expect your fast bowlers to really do the bulk of the bowling.“It was a good that the fast bowlers got a run out [on Sunday]. You’re trying to cover all your bases depending on which pitch turns up in the first Test match.”Frontline pacers Shannon Gabriel, Kemar Roach and captain Jason Holder all turned in solid shifts while Miguel Cummins and the uncapped Raymon Reifer also impressed, as the hosts were dismissed for 231 in their first innings at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval.West Indies had declared at their overnight 451 for nine.Estwick said it was important for the pace attack to use the outing to familiarise themselves with conditions, ahead of the Test series.“They’re trying to get accustomed to the conditions, the different lines and different lengths you have to bowl,” he explained.“The pitches are completely different to what we encountered in Zimbabwe so all in all it was a very good day.”West Indies arrived here last week on a quest to win their first series on New Zealand soil in 22 years. They beat minnows Zimbabwe, 1-0, in a two-Test series in Bulawayo last month, to win their third Test in eight outings this year.Estwick said the Windies’ performances had been improving steadily, and this had been in part owed to the outstanding work from the seamers.“The fast bowlers have gone well for the last year. During that time you would realise we’ve won a Test match in every series so the fast bowlers have been doing a decent job,” he contended.“What we have to try and do now is look to do even better in this series, so the fast bowlers are going to be very, very important. The thing about it is to get some miles in their legs, make sure they’re up and ready to go at New Zealand from ball one.”The first Test gets underway at the Basin Reserve in Wellington on December 1.