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. The 24-year-old featured 40 times for Mikel Arteta in all competitions throughout the 2020/21 season but failed to really establish himself as a crucial player in the Gunners midfield. 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.
David Luiz bade an emotional farewell to his Arsenal teammates ahead of their 2-0 win against Brighton on the final day of the season, addressing the squad at London Colney on Saturday to thank them for their efforts during his time at the club. Luiz joined Arsenal from Chelsea for £8m in 2019 and, despite his mixed fortunes in north London, he earned the third FA Cup winner’s medal of his career last year. By all accounts he leaves as a well respected member of the squad. After a season of inconsistent form and persistent injuries, it was announced earlier this month that Luiz would leave at the end of his current one-year contract. Though he wasn’t included in the squad which faced Brighton, Luiz came out onto the pitch at the end of the match and was given a standing ovation by those in attendance.
Sead Kolasinac will reportedly leave Arsenal on a permanent basis during this summer’s transfer window. The 27-year-old has been with the Gunners since 2017, making 113 appearances in all competitions, but he struggled for football in the first half of the 2020-21 campaign before joining Schalke 04 on loan. Kolasinac still has more than 12 months left to run on his deal at the Emirates Stadium, but he is not believed to be in the thoughts of Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta for next term. According to football.london, the versatile defender is expected to leave the Gunners on a permanent basis in the upcoming market. The report claims that Schalke are interested in a long-term deal, but the German outfit, who have been relegated from the Bundesliga, could face competition from Italian giants Lazio.