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DANNY MURPHY: Arsenal must make Dani Ceballos their main man

DANNY MURPHY: Now Arsenal have plundered some silverware, the club must secure Dani Ceballos from Real Madrid again next season and make him their main man

  • My choice for the FA Cup final man of the match was Arsenal star Dani Ceballos 
  • It is crucial Ceballos stays beyond this season whether on loan or permanently 
  • His courage on the ball in tight situations lets Arsenal play out from the back 
  • Ceballos is progressive in his passes and always looks to pass forward first 

I understand why Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was named man-of-the-match at Wembley on Saturday but watching the game live in the stadium, my choice would have been Dani Ceballos.

There will be concern about Aubameyang dedicating his future to Arsenal – for obvious reasons – but it is also crucial for the Mikel Arteta project that Ceballos stays beyond this season, whether it is another loan from Real Madrid or a permanent transfer.

Watching Ceballos in the flesh really crystallised how important he is. His courage on the ball in tight situations allows Arsenal to play out from the back as Arteta…