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Real Madrid midfielder Ceballos: Arsenal boss Arteta will be one of the best

Departing Arsenal midfielder Dani Ceballos has talked up manager Mikel Arteta.

Ceballos is returning to parent club Real Madrid after two seasons with the Gunners.

He has every faith in Arteta, especially after working under Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola.

"Arteta is a coach who has been with Guardiola for a few years," he told Cadena SER.

"He is a coach who in a few years will be one of the best, but I would like to return to La Liga."

Carlo Ancelotti was appointed as Real's manager earlier this month, for a second spell, and before deciding his future Ceballos plans to talk to the Italian first.

"I believe that this year I have hardened a lot as a player and I think now is the time to settle in a club with a long contract and be able to show my game," the 24-year-old added.

"Ancelotti has just arrived and we have to talk. I have never met him, but there are players who speak well of him. I'm sure that Madrid will be good.

"It is clear that the first thing is to talk to the coach and find out what he wants from me and also tell him what I want, which is to be important.

"I am not going to the European Championship and soon there will be a World Cup. It has to be a talk between the two with clear things."

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