Arsenal's Ceballos speaks out after howler against Benfica

Arsenal's Ceballos speaks out after howler against Benfica

Dani Ceballos says he will 'learn' from his mistake against Benfica in the Europa League as Arsenal came from behind to register a 4-3 victory on aggregate. 

Ceballos committed a foul outside the box that saw Benfica draw level from a free-kick just before halftime. In the second half, the midfielder bizarrely under-hit a back pass that played Rafa clean through on goal to hand Benfica the lead. 

The Spaniard vowed to 'learn' from the mistake and thanked Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for bailing him out late on.

"This is football and you can always learn and make up for your errors," he wrote on Twitter after the game.

"Up to the next round! Thank goodness! Let’s go Gunners! Thanks, Aubameyang."

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"I’m especially happy for Dani, he leads his profession like it’s the most important thing in his life," said the Arsenal boss.

"When he made that mistake if it meant we were out of the competition it would have been tough. Someone like him deserves good things to happen to him."

"But we gave them two goals. When you do that, you are going to be in trouble. After that, the reaction of the team gave me hope."

The Gunners will now put their focus on the Premier League on Sunday when they face Leicester City. 

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