Pablo Mari has done enough already to be offered a permanent deal

Why Arsenal should make Pablo Mari’s loan move permanent.

Arsenal signed Pablo Mari from Flamengo in the January transfer window and the Spaniard has had to wait for his chance.

He made two appearances for the Arsenal Under23 side and impressed on both occasions. Mari also started Arsenal’s FA Cup game against Portsmouth which was his first start for the senior Arsenal side.

He made a great first impression and retained his place as Arsenal beat West Ham 1-0 in their next game in the Premier League. His performances in these two games have shown that he is ready for the big time.

I believe that he should be offered a permanent deal for two main reasons, the first reason is that he is well composed on the ball and has brought much-needed ease of defending to our backline.

The second reason is that, at the age of 26, he has a few more years to offer us and it would be smart if we can keep him now that he is entering the peak of his career.

The defence is one position that Arsenal is expected to strengthen in the next transfer window, however, having Mari as one of our defenders would make us spend less on another defender and invest more money in other positions.

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  1. Let’s see how he gets on against Man City on Wed if he is selected.Far too early to make such a decision after only two games particularly when one was against a lower league side.

  2. His left foot and his composure are his main strengths aling with the aerial ability.We should guve him more time.There were nervy moments yesterday.

    Chelsea win
    Man utd looks like winning.
    The weeks not gonna end well it seems😐

    And mike dean is one of tge worst refrees in the league

  3. Too soon for me, good in the air but not tested on the ground yet and i am not convinced yet by him but a few more games required to get true assessment. Luiz has certainly looked after him and thats a big plus for Luiz.

  4. Looks a different class to our three existing clown CB.s to me. Needs time to pick up that fast Prem pace but has composure, though may lack a little pace of his own at first glance . Too early to say how good he may become, but it is hardly much of a task to be already better than three clowns, say I!

  5. A clean sheet against div1 side and a clean sheet against a side that are likely to be in the championship next season , let’s calm down and decide at the end of the season.

    I like the idea he is left footed, seems pretty vocal and assured. For only 4m more he seems ;Ike a decent buy.

    But at the end of the season we will have 3 centre backs aged 33,32 and 28. We will also have 3 more aged 25, 24 and 22. As well as 5 promising centre backs aged 19/20 in Saliba, Ballard, Medley McGuiness & Clark

    For me I would clear the 3 oldest ones out, they will all be in the last year of their contract, none have been particularly impressive, all have at least one major mistake in them per game. Only sokratis rarely threats at set pieces. Between them they earn around 300k a week and collectively would probably fetch around 30m in transfer fees. Add mkhitaryan and elneny to that and you have 500k a week in wages and already raised 60m to artetas transfer budget. We could then give Auba and Laca the pay rises required to keep them

    We already are well covered at centre back even without Mari, but his 4m would not make a dent and he could be well equipped to be our senior centre back next season.

    With that extra money we could seal a deal for ceballos, who could well become a far better deep lying playmaker than xhaka. Keep Soares on a free, giving AMN his chance in midfield. We won’t miss Elneny or Mkhitaryan.

    The only decisions left then would be what do with ozil, xhaka and kolasinac. There could be another 60-70m to be made there and shift 3 more big earners that are flattering to deceive. Also would a loan spell for those that have not experienced one benefit them? I’m thinking guendozi, willock and holding.

  6. too soon to judge, wait until we face city and liverpool, remember mustafi? first few game he was outstanding, until later he was our flop and now comeback to initial form.

  7. Jon I agree with you… But we also need to buy.
    If you sell Ozil then we need to have a no 10..
    We need a CB also and how about 42 Million for Paytri from Athletic .

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