Dani Ceballos admits he needs to sharpen up to succeed with Arsenal.
To play behind Nicolas Pepe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, Ceballos might need a discipline that he has sometimes struggled to find. His appraisal of his own style is brutally honest.
“There are coaches that like it and coaches that don’t,” he told the Daily Mail. “I know I need to be able to identify the moments in a game when it’s right to be the player who does something different and the moments when I have to be the player who holds his position.
“I try to get at the opposition and make the difference. It is true though that sometimes the desire to be near the ball gets the better of me and I can lose my position. But I am young and I can improve.
“I have to be self-critical.
“The two good games that I have played so far for Arsenal, I never played that well in two years at Real Madrid.”