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Arsenal boss Arteta will ease Mari introduction

Arsenal defensive signing Pablo Mari is aiming to make his debut away at Europa League opponents Olympiakos next week.

Mari joined the Gunners last month from Flamengo on a deal until the end of the season, although there is the option for the switch to be made permanent in the summer.

The centre-back had hoped to feature against Newcastle on Sunday, but Mikel Arteta warned that was unlikely earlier this week.

The Arsenal boss said: "He is a new player and I am sure he is very excited and wants to prove everything in three days, so we have to manage him wisely."

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