Dani Ceballos has seemingly confirmed his departure from Arsenal by sending an emotional message to the club’s supporters.
Ceballos spent two seasons on loan at the Emirates Stadium from Real Madrid, but his time in north London has now come to an end.
As well as this, Arsenal have been linked with a host of new central midfielders that could be seen as replacements for the Los Blancos man.
Now, Ceballos has taken to his official Instagram page to send an emotional message to the Arsenal fan base – as he confirmed his inevitable departure.
The caption read: “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.
“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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Ceballos got the chance to say goodbye to the Arsenal fans in person on Sunday afternoon, but the Spaniard did not come off the bench in the Gunners’ 2-0 victory over Brighton at the Emirates.
The stadium had a reduced capacity in attendance as Nicolas Pepe wrapped up the season in fine style with a double against the south coast club.
The victory ensured that Arteta’s Gunners finished the Premier League campaign in eighth place.