Hector Bellerin pays ultimate compliment to Arsenal summer signing Dani Ceballos

first_img Comment Hector Bellerin pays ultimate compliment to Arsenal summer signing Dani Ceballos Ceballos impressed on his full debut against Burnley (Picture: Getty)Ceballos also earned rave reviews from former Arsenal stars Martin Keown and Robin van Persie following his performance against Burnley.‘Well it’s been a few years I think since they’ve seen someone this talented in the Arsenal midfield, with the confidence, panache, vision and desire to get on the ball,’ said Keown.‘He looks a good prospect, certainly at home. If he can produce that away from home, then Arsenal really will have all their prayers answered this season.‘I think it’s a good while since we saw a debut that good from an Arsenal player. I think he’s excellent, a really good addition to the group.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘Hopefully he’s going to have a big future at Arsenal, he’s been miles ahead of anyone else in this game as Man of the Match today.’Van Persie added: ‘Ceballos was by far the best player on the pitch. He was making the game, creating, he wanted the ball constantly. He was just a joy to watch.‘He runs a lot. I think the stats tell you as well that he ran the most of all players, so that tells you that he’s alive, he’s there, he wants to play, he wants to create.‘He’s just a very positive player who’s having fun, you can see he’s having fun.’MORE: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reveals Diogo Dalot injury setback for Manchester United Metro Sport ReporterFriday 23 Aug 2019 12:19 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link686Shares Advertisement Hector Bellerin has heaped praise on Arsenal summer signing Dani Ceballos (Picture: Getty)Hector Bellerin has heaped praise on Dani Ceballos and says the Arsenal summer signing is ‘one of the best players he has seen in his career’.Spain international Ceballos joined Arsenal at the end of last month on a season-long loan deal from Real Madrid, who he joined in 2017.After being handed the number eight shirt, which was previously worn by Wales star Aaron Ramsey, Ceballos made his full debut for the Gunners in the 2-1 win over Burnley.The 23-year-old produced a brilliant performance, providing two assists and winning the Player of the Match award.ADVERTISEMENTMore: 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 CityBellerin, who is currently out with injury, told Arsenal’s official website: ‘I think Dani’s one of the best players I’ve seen in my career.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I’ve played with him since we were like 18 or 19 years old. We’ve played in the under-21s, we get on really well off the pitch.‘He’s a great player, I think he’s going to be a great addition to the team and the Premier League is going to be very different to any other league, but he’s shown in training that he’s ready for it.‘He’s up for it and he’s a player who will go through thick and thin to do the best for his team. He’s got a great heart and he plays for everyone around him. I think he’s a great addition.’ Advertisementlast_img read more

Pandemic expected to keep Memorial Day travel down despite lower gas prices

first_imgDES MOINES — Gasoline prices in Iowa are averaging almost a dollar lower than last year, but it won’t be enough to lure most of us to take a road trip for Memorial Day weekend.Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Rose White, at AAA-Iowa, says the motor club isn’t releasing a holiday weekend travel forecast for the first time in 20 years. “Last year, 43-million Americans traveled for the holiday weekend, it was the second-highest travel volume on record since we began tracking information,” White says, “but with social distancing guidelines still in practice, this holiday weekend’s travel volume is likely to set a record low.”Travel Iowa ran a full-page ad in some newspapers last week featuring a couple on a deck overlooking a wide vista of green hills with just four words — “Dream Now, Visit Later.” White says many Iowa families will be doing exactly that. “We anticipate that people are going to hold back. For those who maybe had planned a long-distance, maybe an overseas vacation, they’ll likely revert to a local or regional destination,” White says. “We do anticipate as the states relax their laws and regulations pertaining to social distancing, more people will travel, but it will be a slow recovery.”In recent weeks, highway travel in the state was said to be down 44% from normal, according to the Iowa DOT, but over Mother’s Day weekend, the numbers crept up to 75% of normal. Even with that increase, Triple-A is still expecting a potential record low for travel this coming weekend.“The CDC does still recommend that Americans stay home and avoid nonessential travel, but if you do travel this holiday weekend, we do advise you to pack essentials, especially those toiletries that might be needed at rest stops,” White says, “and also, anticipate early closures of restaurants.”Gasoline is averaging a $1.75 a gallon in Iowa, that’s 13-cents below the national average. A year ago, gas prices in Iowa were averaging $2.67 a gallon. The last time the average national gas price leading into the Memorial Day holiday was under $2 a gallon was 17 years ago — in 2003last_img read more