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​Arsenal defender Mari hails 'role model' David Luiz

Arsenal defender Pablo Mari has praised his older teammate David Luiz.

The Spaniard arrived at the Gunners in January from Flamengo on loan and could be a permanent fixture if the club exercised a buy option.

He would like to stay, and he has praised Brazilian Luiz in helping him transition to England and the Premier League.

Speaking to talkSPORT, Mari said: "I've been at five clubs over the last four years. This is a footballer's life.

"If you want to play football and you want to improve [to get to a big club] then every year you need to move.

"Maybe when you find a club that is good for you, then you can stay and improve with that club.

"I have found myself here at Arsenal. It is a really good option for me.

"I want to stay here and improve as a player and a person. I want to be here for many more years."

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