Arsenal fans have united around Dani Ceballos after the player apologised on social media for his penalty miss in Wednesday’s Carabao Cup shootout loss to Liverpool at Anfield.
The on-loan Real Madrid midfielder was the only player who missed their spot-kick after the Gunners drew 5-5 on the night.
On Twitter, he stated: “I will never stop failing for not trying. I will never hide for fearing a failure.”
“If I would have today the opportunity, I would assume the responsibility without a doubt. I am sorry for my supporters, but I want you to know that I will give my soul for this team.”
Fans were quick to show their support for the Spaniard, replying directly to his heavy-hearted tweet.
No problem Dani, keep working and ignore the haters. We are stronger together.
— a (@chiefdouzi) October 31, 2019
Penalty shoot outs are a lot of pressure, more so than a penalty in a game.
Keep your head up and keep giving us your best every week, that’s all we can ask for ??
— ???? (@Dave9AFC) October 31, 2019
Head up Dani, you have plenty of talent, there’s no doubt about that.
— Darren (@DF_Arsenal2) October 31, 2019
Head up Dani!
— Jack (@jackb1248) October 31, 2019
unlucky, we still love you ?
— Redcannon ? (@Redcannon8) October 31, 2019
It’s okay mate. Sometimes you score sometimes you miss penalties. That’s how it is. Chin up and we go again?
— freddie (@gooner_freddie) October 31, 2019
Ceballos has been a key cog for Unai Emery’s side this season since arriving from Los Blancos this summer, as he has made 11 appearances across all competitions for Arsenal, providing two assists in the Premier League (WhoScored).
What do we think?
None of us wanted the entertaining game at Merseyside, but alas, it was Ceballos’ penalty miss that consigned the Gunners to defeat. The player may have conducted his own post-mortem but the real fault of the defeat was Arsenal’s inability to clear their lines before Divock Origi’s last-minute equaliser. Nothing to worry about, Dani.