Arsenal star Ceballos says Aubameyang is ‘like Ronaldo’ but Lacazette is ‘best player’ as he incredibly compares Gunners to Real Madrid – The Sun

DANI CEBALLOS rates Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang like Cristiano Ronaldo but claims Alexandre Lacazette is Arsenal's main man – as he insists the Gunners are on a par with Real Madrid.

Spain midfielder Ceballos, on a season's loan from the Bernabeu, also believes the Premier League is the "highest standard" in the world.

The 23-year-old told The Guardian he "loves" London, the Prem and Arsenal – after hitting form he admits he failed to show for Real last term.

And Ceballos gave a glittering verdict on the Gunners' frontline, with £72million new boy Nicolas Pepe providing width aside Gabon superstar Aubameyang and French World Cup winner Lacazette.

Ceballos said: “We’ve got a very good, compact side and the three up front really make the difference.

"You can compare Aubameyang to Cristiano when he was at Madrid in the sense that he plays close to the goal. He lives for scoring. He’s very important for us, fundamental.

"Pepe is very direct. And Lacazette, for me, is the best player. He understands the game perfectly and, if he’s 100 per cent, he’s going to give us so much."


Ceballos added: "I’ve hardly noticed any difference in size between Real Madrid and Arsenal.

"The fans are very passionate, they love the players. It’s much easier to adapt because they make you feel like you’ve been at the club forever."

And of his own role, the seven-cap playmaker said: “The two good games I’ve had so far for Arsenal I never had in two years at Madrid.

“It’s true that at times the desire to be near the ball gets the better of me and I can lose my position.”

“I have a big margin for improvement – with experience I can. Unai [Emery] clearly has faith in me.

“I’ve been pleasantly surprised by his work. When you have the coach’s confidence it’s much easier to perform.

"From what I’ve seen it’s the most competitive league in terms of quality and the physical side.

"It’s the league with the highest standard, the biggest demands. I have to adapt.”

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