Dani Ceballos:  “We’ve got a very good compact side, and the three up front really make the difference.” Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire

It starts with a song. Dani Ceballos listens back, laughs, then looks down a little bashfully. “Surprising,” he calls it. Arsenal fans knew he was g(...)

Spain’s  Gerard Pique exercises next to Jordi Alba and head coach Julen Lopetegui during a training session in Las Rozas, near Madrid, Spain. Photograph: Rafael Marchante/Reuters

Thiago Alcantara was saddened by Spain fans abusing Gerard Pique at an open training session on Monday night, but said the Barcelona defender was unaf(...)