Matthew Upson pampers acclaim on Arsenal's Dani Ceballos who 'fits' Arteta playing style

Matthew Upson pampers acclaim on Arsenal's Dani Ceballos who 'fits' Arteta playing style

Former West Ham United defender Matthew Upson believes Dani Ceballos is giving his all for Mikel Arteta and fits into the Arsenal manager’s playing style, the BBC report.

The Gunners secured a decent 1-0 victory over West Ham at the Emirates Stadium.

Alexandre Lacazette scored the sole goal of the game, finishing from Mesut Ozil’s knockdown despite fears it could are ruled out by VAR for offside.

But Upson singled out Ceballos as Arsenal’s best performer.

“Dani Ceballos is perhaps the one Arsenal player on the pitch who is trying to inject some energy into the sport. Since Arteta has are available, it's as if he has singled him out as a player and thought 'I know I can get more from him, he's getting to fit into my playing style' and he really looks as if he's giving his all for the manager,” Upson explained.

Ceballos, 23, is predominantly an attacking player but against West Ham he featured largely during a deeper role, dictating play alongside Granit Xhaka.

The Spaniard took 121 touches and posted an 87.8% pass-accuracy rate. Defensively, he produced a powerful five tackles and 6 interceptions (Whoscored).

Ceballos arrived from Real Madrid on a season-long loan last summer. The £15 million-rated player (Goal) is showing signs of becoming a key player during Arsenal’s run-in.

Mikel Arteta likes his team to dominate possession and Ceballos has the attributes to form the Gunners tick.

The victory moves Arsenal to within five points of fourth-placed Chelsea.

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