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Dani Ceballos has claimed that Saturday was one of the ‘most special’ days of his life after he delivered a man-of-the-match performance during Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Burnley.
The 23-year-old joined Arsenal on a season-long loan from Real Madrid in July and after featuring as a substitute in the opening day win over Newcastle was handed his first start against Burnley.
Ceballos responded to Unai Emery’s decision to start him with an exceptional all-round display from central midfield, capped off by providing both assists for Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
It was a result that maintained Arsenal’s 100% start to the Premier League campaign and Ceballos admitted that it was an unforgettable experience for him.
He told Arsenal’s website: ‘The most important thing in football is to win. When you have a great game and can help the team to get the victory, you feel satisfaction to know that you’re going home calmly and with the work done.
‘The truth is that for me it has been one of the most special days of my life. I think that by starting at home with a win, and with this passion shown at the end of the match, I think it will be hard for me to forget this day.’
Ceballos has long been considered one of Spanish football’s brightest young prospects but he found first-team football difficult to come by at Real Madrid following a big-money move from Real Betis in 2017.
Although Ceballos reportedly intends to establish himself at Real Madrid long-term he insisted he is keen to reward Arsenal’s faith in his abilities by delivering further impressive performances for the club.