As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Ex-Arsenal captain Van Persie hails Ceballos performance

Former Arsenal captain Robin van Persie hailed the performance of Dani Ceballos for victory over Burnley.

The midfielder was named Man of the Match as goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang either side of an Ashley Barnes equaliser gave Arsenal a 2-1 win.

Ceballos joined Arsenal on a season-long loan deal from Real Madrid in June and made an instant impact at the heart of the midfield.

"Ceballos was the best player on the pitch by a mile," Van Persie told BT Sport. "He was always creating something, I really enjoyed watching him.

"He runs a lot.

"He ran the most of any player on the pitch. That tells you that he's alive. He's a very positive player who is clearly having fun and every first touch was forwards."

About the author

Paul Vegas

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free