Dani Ceballos has been an instant hit at Arsenal
Ceballos has been an instant hit at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)

Unai Emery has told rising Arsenal star Dani Ceballos to stay true to his personality on the pitch.

Ceballos arrived on loan from Real Madrid in the summer and has been an immediate hit with Arsenal fans.

The 23-year-old is still adjusting to Premier League football, but revealed exactly what Emery demands from him in games.

He said: ‘Unai wants me to show my personality on the pitch and I feel the responsibility this season of taking the reins, of wanting the ball in difficult moments of games, of not hiding.

Unai Emery wants Dani Ceballos to trust himself on the pitch
Emery wants Ceballos to take charge on the pitch (Picture: Getty)

‘Really good players take that step forward when it matters.’

Ceballos is known as a fiery character and is keen to prove to his parent club Real Madrid he can make the grade at the Bernabeu.

‘There are coaches that like it and coaches that don’t,’ Ceballos said about his personality.

Dani Ceballos is on loan from Real Madrid
Ceballos is on loan from Madrid (Picture: Getty)

‘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.

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‘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.’

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