Pablo Mari has arrived in London to undergo his medical ahead of his move from Flamengo to Arsenal.
The Spaniard said his goodbyes to teammates yesterday, and traveled with Technical Director Edu from Rio, arriving in Heathrow airport earlier today.
He was met by our pal Charles Watts of Goal, who was there to ask him in-depth about his proposed move 😜
Pablo Mari has just arrived at Heathrow with Edu and he tell me he is excited to be joining Arsenal.
Medical to take place this weekend. pic.twitter.com/6VY1RM3wJL
— Charles Watts (@charles_watts) January 25, 2020
The 26 year old will become Mikel Arteta’s first signing since taking over as manager in December, and will add some depth to the centre of the defence.
In terms of numbers, the Gunners have Sokratis, David Luiz, Rob Holding and Shkodran Mustafi, but obviously there are some concerns about Holding as he continues to recover from a cruciate knee injury, while the German made another high-profile error in Tuesday’s 2-2 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
All going well though, the Flamengo man should be an Arsenal player in the very near future.