Villarreal brutally troll Arsenal star during Europa League semi-final first leg victory

Dani Ceballos endured an evening to overlook as Arsenal have been crushed 2-1 by Villarreal of their Europa League semi-final first-leg on Thursday.

The midfielder, on mortgage from La Liga giants Real Madrid, was again on dwelling soil as he partnered Thomas Partey within the Gunners’ engine room on the Estadio de la Ceramica.

However, Ceballos was not in a position to do himself justice on his return to Spain with Arsenal.

He was partially accountable for Villarreal’s opening objective scored by Manu Trigueros contained in the opening 5 minutes as he allowed Juan Foyth an excessive amount of area to maneuver into and did not do sufficient to cease Samuel Chukwueze’s ball into the field.

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Then two minutes earlier than half-time, Ceballos was left strolling the disciplinary tight-rope for fouling Foyth because the Tottenham loanee regarded to interrupt into the field.

And with the Gunners 2-0 down, needing to attain the subsequent objective to get again within the tie, they might ill-afford to go right down to 10-men.

Except they did.

10 minutes into the second half, Ceballos was given his marching orders for a second bookable offence for standing on the boot of Daniel Parejo.

As revealed by Mikel Arteta after the sport, this choice pressured him to change his techniques after revealing the plan was to interchange the midfielder with Gabriel Martinelli – a transfer that may have resulted in a change of form for the Gunners.

“We talked at half time that we’ve to watch out,” mentioned Arteta after the sport. “I used to be going to take him [Ceballos] off and by the point Gabi [Martinelli] was prepared to come back on, that motion occurred and he was out.”

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But while Arteta was left to rue Ceballos’ crimson card, the Villarreal USA Twitter account aimed a brutal dig on the midfielder.

As noticed on Arsenal reddit, the put up learn: “The Ceballos crimson does not change something. We already had a person benefit with him ON the pitch.”

That put up clearly confirmed simply how dangerous of a sport the Villarreal USA social media workforce thought Ceballos was having that him being sent-off was a lift for Mikel Arteta’s facet.

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