Dani Ceballos confirms Arsenal exit as midfielder sends emotional message to Gunners fans ahead of Real Madrid return

DANI CEBALLOS has taken to Instagram to thank Arsenal fans as he departs the club for a second time.

The Spaniard has spent the last two seasons on loan in North London.


And while things largely haven't gone well on the pitch in that time, Ceballos, 24, still has plenty of amazing memories to take back to Madrid with him.

None more so than helping the Gunners win the FA Cup last season.

Alongside a picture of himself clutching the trophy, he wrote: "Thanks @Arsenal and thanks to all Gunners.🙌🏻

"For welcoming me with so much love from the very first day I wore this jersey. For letting me experience the feeling of being a Gunner and allowing me to be a part of your family all this time.

"A complicated year – for many reasons- has come to its end. Especially for having missed the chance of living home matches in the Emirates with our supporters. Still, I assure you that I will never forget your warmth and support in every moment.

"I am sure that Arsenal, being a historic and great team, will soon be back on top, winning championships and being a reference as it is and always has been. This club, and especially its supporters, deserve it, and I am confident that they will achieve it.

"Thanks to all those people who are part of the team: coaches, kit men, medical staff, communications and marketing team, employees, managers and especially the supporters.

"All those persons who so often work quietly giving all they have for this great club.

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"I want you to know that I have always worked very hard and tried my very best for this crest and this jersey.

"I wish you all the best and the success that I'm sure will come.

"💪⚽️ Let's go Gunners! ⚽️💪

"GOODBYE. THANKS FOR ALL!"

A number of team-mates commented on his post, predominantly in emojis, with Hector Bellerin writing: "😔❤️"

While Bukayo Saka added: "❤️❤️"

Martin Odegaard, also set to return to Madrid, commented: "🙏🏼❤️"

Ceballos made 40 Arsenal appearances this season, adding to 37 last term.

He has two years remaining on his contract at Real Madrid, but is unlikely to figure in their plans moving forward.

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