GOOD MORNING ARSENAL FANS,
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.
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.
“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.”
Elsewhere, Mikel Arteta feels Arsenal need to strengthen in the summer in order to compete with the rest of the Premier League next season.
The Spaniard said: “They’re going to get better [other PL teams] and they’re going to strengthen, so we need to get better.
“First of all, we have to get our players better, more consistent and help them to improve. All our way of playing, our philosophy, I think is in place.
“They buy into that and now is the moment to take it to the next level, to improve that and improve our consistency because since December to now, we’ve shown that we’re the second or third-best
team in the league.
‘It’s not enough. Six months, the level is high, so we need to do that for 10 months.”
And finally, Arsenal legend Sol Campbell is out of the running for the England Under-21 job.
The former defender, who won 73 caps for the Three Lions in his playing career, is understood to have had an interview to succeed Aidy Boothroyd.
But the FA have decided to go in a different direction and ex-Southend and Macclesfield boss Campbell, 46, is no longer under consideration.
England can take their time over the appointment.
The Young Lions do not play a fixture until their Euro qualifier at home to Kosovo in September.
Justin Cochrane, the current head coach of England’s U17s side, remains the favourite for the role.