Dani Ceballos hails “tremendous” Unai Emery in staunch defence of Arsenal boss

Dani Ceballos has launched a full-bloodied defence of Arsenal boss Unai Emery.

Spaniard Emery has come in for some criticism this season for the manner in which he sets his side up – with Robin van Persie and Ian Wright taking aim at his team selection for the Gunners’ draw with Manchester United .

Gunners fans have been frustrated by certain substitutions Emery has made – with the likes of Gabriel Martinelli being held back until recently.

One of the stars supporters have wanted to see more of is Real Madrid loanee Ceballos, who has started five of Arsenal’s eight league games.



Dani Ceballos has defended Arsenal manager Unai Emery

And Ceballos has backed Emery, with the Gunners third in the Premier League.

“I arrived on the first day and the respect they have for him is tremendous, he has turned around the club’s situation in just one year,” Ceballos told Radio Marca.

“He has managed to compete and only just missed out on the Champions League, he almost won the Europa League.



Ceballos has made himself popular with Arsenal fans already

“We’ve started well, just one defeat, third in the league and we are going up.”

Ceballos has proved a popular recruitment by the north London club after his summer move from the Spanish capital.

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The Emirates regulars have already come up with a chant for Ceballos – which is sung to the tune of the White Stripes’ Seven Nation Army.

“It’s strange, I arrived and in my first game they were already singing my name,” Ceballos said.

“I asked Hector Bellerin and he told me that they also sang it to [Santi] Cazorla. I’ve felt proud from that first moment.’

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