Pablo Mari is on loan at Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal at the moment.
The central defender joined Arsenal on loan from Brazilian club Flamengo in the January transfer window.
The loan deal is scheduled to end at the end of the season, and the 26-year-old Spaniard has said that he wants to make it permanent.
Mari said during a Q&A answer session on Reddit: “I was feeling like I am in a historical and traditional club.
“I already knew it’s a big club because when you are young and you see the Premier League you always look at Arsenal like an unbelievable team. But you only know how big Arsenal is when you come inside.
“I feel like I’ve improved a lot in myself and can improve with this club to be a better player.So I am feeling really well when I signed the loan with Arsenal and I hope I can extend this to permanent with them because I am ready to fight together with Arsenal.”
This is not the first time that Mari has stated his desire to carry on playing for Arsenal beyond the summer.
The 26-year-old told Sky Sports earlier this month that he wants to stay at the Emirates Stadium beyond his loan spell.
Mari has played just once in the Premier League for Arsenal this season, according to WhoScored, and he has yet to show what he is capable of.
With football in England now suspended due to the global health crisis, it is not clear when the season will resume.
It remains to be seen if Arsenal decide to make the loan permanent, and one suspects that it will depend on how much head coach Mikel Arteta has been impressed with Mari in training.
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