Arsenal concerned about Pablo Mari adapting to Premier League football

first_imgFlamengo want assurances from Arsenal over a permanent transfer (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are focusing their efforts on loan deals rather than permanent signings after a busy summer of spending, which included the club record deal for Nicolas Pepe.Arteta has remained tight-lipped about Arsenal’s transfer plans in the final days of the window, saying on Monday night: ‘We are in the market and the club is trying to facilitate one or two bodies if we can with the resources that we have in this window.’MORE: Arsenal set to make late move for Southampton defender Cedric SoaresMORE: Flamengo manager sends clear message to Arsenal over Pablo Mari transfer Arteta ‘pleased’ after Arsenal progress past Bournemouth in FA CupTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 4:22FullscreenArteta ‘pleased’ after Arsenal progress past Bournemouth in FA Cup is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Flamengo snapped Mari up in 2019 and the defender did play against Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool in the Club World Cup final last year.The Brazilian side are adamant that the loan deal must include an obligation to buy, but talks are set to continue between the clubs.Arsenal have until Friday to get the deal over the line, with the winter transfer window set close at 11pm on 31 January.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 CityThe Gunners have been linked with a host of defenders, as Mikel Arteta is desperate for reinforcements at the back.Arsenal’s fragile defence continues to hamper Arteta’s new reign, but club chiefs are struggling to convince rivals to part with their players.The Gunners’ job is made even more difficult by a lack of transfer funds this month. Arsenal concerned about Pablo Mari adapting to Premier League football Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 28 Jan 2020 2:14 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.2kShares Advertisementcenter_img Mari is eager to join Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are refusing to commit to a permanent transfer to Pablo Mari due to concerns about his ability to adapt to English football, according to reports.A transfer for Mari appeared to be on the verge of completion when the centre-back landed in London last weekend.Mari underwent a medical and Arsenal had agreed a loan deal with his club, Flamengo, with an obligation to buy.However, Arsenal are now insisting on a loan deal without a commitment to purchase Mari at the end of the season.ADVERTISEMENTESPN Brazil claim Arsenal have reservations about bringing Mari on board on a permanent basis as he has not played in the Premier League yet.AdvertisementAdvertisementMari was a Manchester City player for a short spell, but never played for the Sky Blues and spent those three years out on loan. Advertisement Commentlast_img

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