Arsenal Complete Loan Signing Of Pablo Mari

Arsenal Loan Signing Pablo Mari

Arsenal have announced the signing of Flamengo centre-back Pablo Mari on loan until the end of the season.

Mari becomes the club’s first signing under Mikel Arteta, with the Gunners paying a £4m loan fee, while the deal also covers an £8m option to make the transfer permanent.

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“Pablo is an experienced player who will provide us with additional defensive quality,” said Edu, Arsenal's technical director.

“We have been monitoring Pablo’s career for a while and we are very pleased to have reached an agreement with Flamengo for him to join us initially until the end of our season.”

The 26-year-old defender had previously flown to London last week with Edu before the transfer almost failed because of a disagreement over the upfront fee.

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Arteta had prioritised the signing of a left-sided centre-back, however, GoalBall understand that the Gunners could still look to bring in one more player on loan before the window closes on Friday.

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