KEY POINTS

  • Dani Ceballos hints at a possible move to Real Betis after this season
  • Ceballos has fallen down the pecking order of Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta
  • Ceballos feels he is more suited to play in La Liga

Dani Ceballos has been doing great, but the Spanish midfielder admitted that there is a big difference between La Liga and the English Premier League.

Currently playing on loan to Arsenal from Real Madrid, he has struggled to keep his level of efficiency, and it appears the 24-year-old may not be back for another run with the Gunners.

It has yet to be known what lies ahead for Ceballos. However, it may be good for him if he could return to Spain and rediscover his old form.

Ceballos revealed that he prefers to play in La Liga more compared to the Premier League, Onda Cero reported.

"To be honest I like La Liga a lot more. The Premier League is more complete, but with my style, La Liga is much better for me,” Ceballos stated. "Another loan would be difficult from both sides, for Real Madrid and for me."

The outlook of Ceballos has somewhat been altered considering it was mentioned in a previous report that he was open to making a permanent move to Emirates Stadium.

Los Blancos does not appear to have room for the Spaniard footballer. Also, Gunners coach Mikel Arteta had told him at that time that it may be best for him to return for another year in the Premier League.

Now, Ceballos appears to be headed in a different direction. He is open to having another spell with Real Betis, a place where he feels he is deemed important, not to mention someone who admires head coach Manuel Pellegrini.

"I'm about to turn 25 in August and I have to settle at a club where I feel important, that's what I'll look for," Ceballos explained. "I have a lot of affection for Betis, I'm a Betis fan, I watch every Betis game, [Manuel] Pellegrini is a really good coach who I like."

Dani Ceballos of Arsenal FC Dani Ceballos of Arsenal FC Photo: Getty Images | Roland Krivec/DeFodi Images

Ceballos was initially seen as a revelation under the watch of Arteta. But the landscape changed when Willian and Thomas Partey joined the fray.

Such has resulted in him going down the pecking order, starting in only 15 of Arsenal’s 33 Premier League games.

Ceballos has two years left in his current contract with Real Madrid but is likely to still be loaned out.

If an extension with Arsenal is off the table, chances are he may be headed to Real Betis.