Dani Ceballos has revealed that he has not spoken to Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane since last summer.
After being allowed to link up with Arsenal on a season-long loan deal, Ceballos has made 24 appearances in all competitions.
Although there has been talk of the Spaniard being reintegrated into Zidane's first-team squad, the playmaker has said that he has not held any conversations with the Los Blancos manager.
Spesking to Mundo Deportivo, the 23-year-old said: "I now have a contract with Arsenal. At the moment in Madrid it is difficult to play with the players there are. Now I focus on being important in this club.
"I haven't spoken to Zidane since I left. I don't think Zidane talks to the loan players."
Ceballos still has over three years remaining on his deal with the La Liga giants.