Arsenal finally completes transfer of new defender, Mari

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Arsenal have announced on their website that Spanish defender, Pablo Mari is set to join the team on loan until the end of the season from Brazilian giants, Flamengo.

Arsenal have also been given the option of making the deal for Mari who most recently, helped the Rio de Janeiro based team win the Brazilian Serie A title and the Copa Libertadores last year, permanent in the summer.

The 26 year-old made 22 appearances for Flamengo after joining them last July from Manchester City, where he had been since 2016.

The left-footed central defender had three three different season-long loan spells during his time at City – in Spain with Girona for the 2016/17 season, then to the Netherlands with NAC Breda in 2017/18, before returning to Spain for the 2018/19 campaign with Deportivo La Coruna.ari developed his youth career in Spain with RCD Mallorca, where he made his La Liga debut at the age of just 17.

Three years later in 2013 Mari joined Spanish side Gimnastic, where he made nearly 100 appearances in his three seasons with the Catalonian club.