Charles Watt of Goal was at Heathrow Airport to meet Pablo Mari, who he says is set to complete a move from Flamengo to Arsenal.
The 26-year-old was in the company of Edu, the club’s technical director, as he landed at Heathrow and was caught on camera by the reporter who posted a video on Twitter.
Pablo Mari has just arrived at Heathrow with Edu and he tell me he is excited to be joining Arsenal.
Medical to take place this weekend. pic.twitter.com/6VY1RM3wJL
— Charles Watts (@charles_watts) January 25, 2020
Watts reports that the former Manchester City defender will initially join the Gunners on loan with a view to a permanent deal in the summer.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta should know Mari well as the pair worked together at Man City and now it looks like they’ll soon be reunited at the Emirates.
These Arsenal fans all took to social media to react to the news that Mari is about to make a move to their club and it’s fair to say that they were all very happy with the report from Watts.
He's here…and he's PERFECT
— Bysö (@hawt_red) January 25, 2020
— Don Simon (@ssskyb) January 25, 2020
Here we go!
— Thereal.winner 🔴⚪ (@therealwinnerr) January 25, 2020
— bjay 69 🔞 (@bjay_69) January 25, 2020
Great news ..
— xtra large De Eagle 👓🎓 (@AjayiLaoluseun) January 25, 2020
Welcome to arsenal Pablo Mari
— Fender David (@Jazzman2033) January 25, 2020
— Joseph Gilliland (@AveragelyJoe) January 25, 2020
Signed and delivered. Welcome to Arsenal Pablo Mari 👊🏽
— Le Gen (@chuxugo) January 25, 2020
Over the moon 😂
— . (@EdCrosbie) January 25, 2020
Huge. Finally a Defender. Let the games begin. It will take him a while to settle in.
— Jamshed (@GuzderJam) January 25, 2020