‘Masterclass’, ‘Very good game’: Some fans praise Arsenal star after 4-0 win
A number of Arsenal fans took to social media to applaud the performance of one of the men who featured in the midfield on Sunday as the Gunners thrashed Newcastle in the Premier League.
Following draws against Sheffield United, Crystal Palace, Chelsea and Burnley in their last four outings in the Premier League, the Gunners really needed the three points on Sunday.
After traveling to Dubai with the squad for a refreshing mid-season training and a much-needed break, Mikel Arteta decided to rotate his team a little for the clash with the Magpies.
Those changes saw Dani Ceballos make his first ever start in the Premier League under the new boss as Matteo Guendouzi dropped out of the team.
Ceballos certainly needed an emphatic performance after being left out of the starting eleven for so long and the midfielder took his chance gracefully on Sunday.
After a below-par first half from the whole team, the Spaniard put in a fine show after the break as he helped Arsenal secure a 4-0 win.
And here were some of the plaudits he received from the fans…
97% pass completion
Created 3 chances
9 ball recoveries
Very good game from him, dictated tempo very nicely in the second half, a catalyst moving forward.
— Le Grove (@LeGrove) February 16, 2020
Ceballos masterclass second half, exactly what we need from that 8 role if he can do that consistently.
Players look scared to take risks on the ball and that's been slowing us down but hopefully a few wins will change that now.
— ML (@Mobealla) February 16, 2020
Ceballos is criminally disrespected and underrated. He brings energy and speed to the midfield, yet he is just labelled a “cryuff turn merchant”… pic.twitter.com/DLVMZuEeZ0
— Luis🦋 (@afcIuis) February 16, 2020
Ceballos has helped Özil come into the game same way Santi used to. Need progressive passers from deep so he doesn't have to come so far back.
— ∞ (@TheFalseNein) February 16, 2020
What I like about Ceballos is that he regularly passes to "the 2nd man" – which speeds up play.
So many would just pass to Bellerin there and the goal wouldn't have come pic.twitter.com/MzAAl1NFyq
— Simon (@SimonWe1ss) February 16, 2020