Robin van Persie hails ‘very clever’ Dani Ceballos after midfielder scores Arsenal’s winner against Sheffield United

first_img Comment Advertisement Dani Ceballos scored a stoppage-time winner for Arsenal at Sheffield United (Picture: Getty)Former Arsenal striker Robin van Persie reserved special praise for Dani Ceballos after the midfielder scored a dramatic late winner in the side’s FA Cup quarter-final clash with Sheffield United.Nicolas Pepe converted a 25th-minute penalty after Chris Basham’s foul on Alexandre Lacazette to put the Gunners in front at Bramall Lane and Mikel Arteta’s side looked to be cruising towards the semi-finals. But David McGoldrick found an equaliser in the 87th minute to set up a tense finish before second-half substitute Ceballos immediately hit back to book Arsenal’s place at Wembley. Advertisement The Spain midfielder beat Henderson to book Arsenal’s spot at Wembley (Picture: Getty)The Spaniard, who extended his loan spell with Arsenal earlier this week, picked up the ball on the right side of the penalty area and snuck a precise shot under the body of Blades goalkeeper Dean Henderson.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTReacting to Ceballos’ strike following Arsenals 2-1 victory, BT Sport pundit Van Persie said: ‘It was a very good finish. ‘He’s a very clever player because most players would cross it there.‘He waits, he sees that the back-post is free for a cross but he’s guessing, hoping that the ‘keeper gambles.‘I think the ‘keeper doesn’t do great but it’s a great goal. His idea to play it out like that from the first touch to his third touch. ‘Great goal. Beautiful play.’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 ArsenalManchester United legend Rio Ferdinand praised Arsenal for their spirited response to McGoldrick’s late equaliser but felt Henderson should have dealt better with Ceballos’ strike.The ex-United and England centre-back said: ‘As a defender I would be very upset with the goalkeeper there because I’m saying to the goalkeeper, “Nothing goes through the front post”. ‘The goalkeepers’ union might suggest something different but when I was playing that’s how I would feel. ‘I’d tell my goalkeeper, “You defend the near post and if it comes across us defenders have to deal with it”. ‘He shouldn’t be scoring from there for me.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Robin van Persie delivers scathing assessment of ‘vulnerable’ David Luiz after defender signs new Arsenal dealMORE: Arsenal hero Gilberto Silva confused by ‘nervous’ Matteo Guendouzi Metro Sport ReporterSunday 28 Jun 2020 3:57 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.2kShares Robin van Persie hails ‘very clever’ Dani Ceballos after midfielder scores Arsenal’s winner against Sheffield Unitedlast_img read more