Arsenal new boy Pablo Mari Villar has promised to ‘do his best’ to help the side as he starts the new chapter of his life.
The Spaniard moved to the capital from Brazilian side Flamengo on a loan deal, with the Gunners having an option to buy.
On his official twitter account a day after signing under the dotted line, the 26-year-old sent a message to the club’s fans, and most of them will be eager to see him in action.
Mari is Mikel Arteta’s first signing since his move from Manchester City towards the end of last year, and the club is optimistic the defender fits the bill.
“Pablo is an experienced player who will provide us with additional defensive quality,” Edu said as the club confirmed the move.
“We have been monitoring Pablo’s career for a while and we are very pleased to have reached an agreement with Flamengo for him to join us initially until the end of our season.
“Together with Mikel and his coaching team, we are all looking forward to seeing Pablo in an Arsenal shirt.”
Mari has been on Manchester City’s books in the past, even though he never played for the first team before leaving for the Brazilian side last July.
He has also played for Girona, NAC Breda and Deportivo La Coruna, all on loan.