Dani Ceballos has rejoined Arsenal for a second spell after he agreeed another season-long loan from Real Madrid.
The 24-year-old Spainsh international shone for the Gunners following restart.
The former Real Betis man looked impresseive in his early matches for the north Londoners this time last year, including a stunning home debut against Burnley at the Emirates.
The Utrera-born creative talent subsequently suffered a dip in form, which, allied with muscular injuries picked up during the autumn, curtailed his effectiveness.
He had appeared to slip further down the pecking order after Mikel Arteta first took over just before Christmas, but Ceballos showed his character to knuckle down to impress boss Arteta prior to lockdown.
Ceballos continued to shine after restart, grabbing an important last-minute winner at Bramall Lane to help the Gunners beat Sheffield United 2-1 to hand his side a crucial FA Cup sixth round victory.
Ceballos then starred in the impressive victories over Liverpool in the Premier League as well as the triumph over Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley prior to becoming a key component of Arsenal's 2-1 win over Chelsea to lift the FA Cup.
“I’m very pleased to be back with Arsenal - I’m very happy to have come back to a club where I feel important,” Ceballos told Arsenal Digital.
“It’s true that I had other options, such as staying at Real Madrid and going back to the Spanish league, where there were teams interested in me.
“I spoke to the coach last year, before the [Emirates FA Cup] final, and told him that I wanted to stay at Arsenal and win titles. I’d been really happy with what Mikel had built at the club since he came in. I had a great time at this club last season and there was never any doubt in my mind that I wanted to come back."
Dani will continue to wear the number 8 shirt in the forthcoming season after making 37 appearances and becoming an integral part of Arteta’s side last term.
Ceballos' boss, Arteta, added: “Dani was an integral part of our team last season and finished the season in excellent form.
"I love Dani’s passion and commitment and he’s a highly skilful player. We’re all delighted to welcome him back and we look forward to seeing him pick up where he left off.”