PABLO MARI: Arsenal fans are over the moon with the news of the impending return of their towering left-footed central defender Pablo Mari who is close to the first-team action.
The gunners signed the spaniard from Brazil side Flamengo with the player having had an unsuccessful stint at the Etihad with Manchester city.
Coincidentally, it was against Manchester City that the player damaged his ankle ligaments after the return of league action following its suspension when the virus was at its peak.
His extended spell on the sidelines meant the gunners moved swiftly to sign a replacement and his injury now appears to have been a blessing in disguise.
Gabriel Magalhaes has come to the side and slotted effortlessly putting commanding and assured displays for the gunners who have been waxing lyrics.
Mikel Arteta gave a positive update on the defender’s impending return with Mari expected to start first team training during the international break.
Arsenal supporters seemed jubilant with the return of the player who was decent before his injury.
“He will be a decent backup option to Gabriel who is arguably our best defender.” noted one fan.
“end of the road for Mustafi and Sokratis, Mari is back!!!” added another fan.
“We suddenly have two dependable left footed centre backs after Arteta asked the board for one.” noted one fan.
“He is our Rolls-Royce at the back, comfortable on the ball, fast in the tackle and aerially good.” added a fan