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Dani Ceballos reveals why he snubbed Liverpool for Arsenal transfer

Ceballos wanted to leave Arsenal in January (Picture: Getty)

Dani Ceballos has revealed he snubbed a move to Liverpool last summer to join Arsenal instead.

The Real Madrid midfielder has endured a frustrating time at Arsenal and reportedly tried to cut his loan spell short in January, only for the Gunners to block his efforts to leave.

Ceballos was drawn to Arsenal by now sacked coach Unai Emery and the Spaniard explained why he chose to reject a switch to Liverpool.

He told Marca: ‘I was proud to have a club like Liverpool after me, but I chose Arsenal because of Unai Emery and how he was with me.

‘Right now, I wouldn’t fit in at Liverpool very well. Unai was key to me being at Arsenal.

‘I went to play at a club like Arsenal because, apart from the fact that it’s a massive club, Unai practically came to my house to tell me that he loved me as a player, that he’s been in love with me since I played for Betis.’

Ceballos is eager to play more (Picture: Getty)

‘The confidence of a coach is key to giving your best performance. Unai told me that I would be important with him at Arsenal and I didn’t have any doubts about going there.’

Ceballos is yet to…