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Flamengo defender Pablo Mari excited about Arsenal move: Of course!

Flamengo defender Pablo Mari has confirmed he's joining Arsenal.

The Spaniard is set to sign for the Gunners in an initial loan deal.

Arriving at Heathrow Airport on Saturday lunchtime with Edu, Mari was asked by Goal if he was excited about signing for Arsenal - to which the defender replied: "Yeah of course."

While Arsenal have considered a number of defensive targets this month with Calum Chambers injured for the rest of the season, and Arteta has now decided on Mari.

The defender was signed by Manchester City in 2016, but spent three years out on loan before joining Flamengo last year.

Arsenal had been interested in Dayot Upamecano, but RB Leipzig's £70million asking price put him well out of Arsenal's reach.

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