Mikel Arteta has stated that following the season-finishing injury from the midfielder, he wants to sign Pablo Mari permanently this summer.
The Spanish defender arrived on loan in January from the Brazilian side Flamengo and made only three appearances for the Gunners. He was harmed during the defeat at Manchester City on Wednesday night and is currently expected to miss the remainder of the season with damage to the ankle ligament.
In any case, Arteta says the injury won’t change his summer plans and that making sure about Mari remains a need permanently.
When asked specifically in the event that we want to finish a permanent move for the 26-year-old,” Absolutely,” said the head coach of Arsenal.
Arsenal charged Flamengo with an initial loan expense of £4.25 million ($5.5 million) to take the 26-year-old in January, which incorporated a chance to make the transfer permanent for a further £8 m ($9.9 million) payable in various installments.
Flamengo VP Marcos Braz said a permanent contract was already negotiated on Friday, something that has since been disproved by Arsenal sources-yet Arteta trusts the Gunners management can take up the choice given the financial strife at present encompassing the club.
With William Saliba arriving at Saint-Etienne this summer after his season-long loan, he and Mari could shape another look partnership in the heart of next season’s resistance of Arsenal.
Meanwhile, Arteta praised Ainsley Maitland-Niles for the way he reacted to the challenge he was facing not long before the coronavirus pandemic suspended football.
Under Arteta the youthful midfielder had battled for game time, making just three brief replacement appearances in two months before lockdown.
It appears those words had the ideal impact, with Maitland-Niles falling off the seat at halfway during that time half of the 3-0 misfortune at City on Wednesday night.
Be that as it may, ahead of Saturday’s Premier League outing to Brighton, Arteta says he’s abundantly pleased with the degree of dedication anyway attitude of the teenager.