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Arsenal boss Arteta delighted with winning Mari debut

Mikel Arteta thinks Arsenal have a good player in Pablo Mari.

The Spaniard, on loan from Flamengo, made his debut for the Gunners in Monday's FA Cup fifth-round win over Portsmouth.

And Arteta was impressed with his performance when speaking after the game.

"I think he looked comfortable," said the Gunners manager.

"He is very vocal and very comfortable on the ball, always commanding the back four and he looked like he's played here for months.

"I think we have a good player."

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