According to Brazilian media, the London club has set its sights on a Spanish defender playing in Brazil.
It’s no secret that Arsenal have huge gaps in their defensive sector. Against Chelsea Tuesday evening, in a match where the Gunners still managed to snatch a point (2-2), we saw a Shkodran Mustafi still quite bad, while his axis partner David Luiz was expelled , trying to make up for an error by the German.
Reinforcement is therefore expected during this winter transfer window, especially in defense so where Arteta believes to be a little fair for the second part of the season after the serious injury of Calum Chambers (rupture of the cruciate ligaments).
And now everything has accelerated in recent hours, so much so that one wonders: what if Arsenal had found the first rookie of the Mikel Arteta era? While the Gunners’ winter transfer window is fairly calm for the moment, it could well get carried away in the last days of January.
According to information from Globo Esporte , Arsenal is in the process of finalizing the arrival of Pablo Marí (26), central defender (1.91m) playing at Flamengo.
A funny journey
The Spaniard, trained at RCD Mallorca, would even have gone to London this Friday to complete his transfer to the Gunners. However, there is concern about the timing of the negotiations, as the winter transfer window will close on January 31.
Pablo Marí had been bought by Manchester City (200,000 euros) in August 2016, but he had chained the loans for three years, without disputing the slightest meeting with the Sky Blues, before joining Flamengo in 2019 (30 matches, 3 goals).
He was one of the architects of the Jorge Jesus team title in the Copa Libertadores a few weeks ago, in addition to the title of national champion.