first_img 1 min. story Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 29 Jan 2020 1:46 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link7.4kShares Skip Pablo Mari sends message to Arsenal fans after becoming Mikel Arteta’s first signing Top articles PLAY by Metro Coming Next Pablo Mari became Mikel Arteta’s first Arsenal signing (Picture: Getty)Pablo Mari insists he is delighted to join ‘one of the best clubs in the world’ in Arsenal and says he intends to achieve ‘big things’ while at the Emirates.Spanish defender Mari became the first signing of Mikel Arteta’s reign on Wednesday when he joined the Gunners on loan from Flamengo until the end of the season.Arsenal identified Mari as a priority target earlier in the month and have the option to sign the 26-year-old on a permanent deal in the summer.Speaking out after joining the Gunners, Mari said: ‘This is one of the best clubs in the world, so I’m absolutely delighted to be joining.ADVERTISEMENT Comment Full Screen AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I’m really looking forward to playing in this jersey and helping my team.’Asked what Arsenal fans can expect from him, Mari added: ‘I’m a very professional player. I like working hard every day to achieve objectives.‘One thing I can control is working hard on a daily basis to help my team-mates to win football matches and repay the faith that Mikel and Arsenal have shown me by signing me to play here, so that’s my main objective.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I want to take it one day at a time and achieve big things at Arsenal.’Arsenal appeared set to miss out on Mari despite the Spaniard arriving in London last week to undergo a medical with the club.But the Gunners were able to force through a January deal, bolstering Arteta’s defensive options with a player who has thrived at Flamengo following a move from Manchester City.Asked what he expects from the Premier League, Mari added: ‘Right now I want to focus on the day-to-day side of things. Read More Arsenal have the option to sign Mari on a permanent deal in the summer (Picture: Getty)‘I think we need to put the plans to one side for now because the most important thing is to take things one day at a time and focus on achieving short-term goals.‘We need to change the dynamic around the team, so the short-term objectives are the most important thing.‘As I’ve said, we have Mikel’s ideas, aligned with the club, and we need to perform very well to change things.’MORE: Pablo Mari rates own performance against Salah and Mane after Arsenal moveMORE: Arsenal target another loan signing once Pablo Mari arrivesMore: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Read More Advertisement Read More Read More 1/1 SPONSORED Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Read More About Connatix V67539 Skip Ad Video Settings / Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Advertisementlast_img

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