Dani Ceballos signing will present Unai Emery with new Mesut Ozil problem, claims Steve Nicol

first_imgDani Ceballos signing will present Unai Emery with new Mesut Ozil problem, claims Steve Nicol Arsenal are closing in on the loan signing of Dani Ceballos (Picture: Getty)‘You certainly can’t play both of them in the same team. So that means you’re going to play him ahead of Ozil?‘He’s a good player yes but as I said, Arsenal’s problems aren’t going forward. They score goals, they excite the fans, but they can’t defend.‘Dani Ceballos doesn’t help them in that department.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Comment Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 24 Jul 2019 5:43 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Advertisement Advertisement Mesut Ozil has impressed on Arsenal’s pre-seaosn tour of America (Picture: Getty)Liverpool legend Steve Nicol has questioned Unai Emery’s pursuit of Real Madrid star Dani Ceballos and believes the Arsenal manager is set to create himself a new Mesut Ozil dilemma.Arsenal are set to sign the 22-year-old midfielder on a season-long loan with the player said to have arrived in London for his medical on Tuesday.Ozil struggled to win over Emery last season and was left out of several high-profile matches, particularly away from home.Arsenal have been unable to find a buyer for a player who signed a contract worth £350,000-a-week 18 months ago but the 30-year-old has shown flashes of his best form on the pre-season tour of America which culminated in last night’s penalty shootout defeat against Real Madrid in Washington.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityNicol believes Emery would be better served, however, concentrating on reinforcing Arsenal’s notoriously porous defence rather than add to his attacking options with a player who shares many of Ozil’s attacking characteristics.‘I’ve got to say, when I’m looking at Arsenal, I’m thinking ‘right, they need to strengthen, no question’,’ Nicol said.But their problems are all defensive, at the back and in the middle of the park. And when you’ve already got Mesut Ozil, why are you going out and getting Dani Ceballos?last_img read more