Pablo Mari raves about ‘unbelievable’ Arsenal team-mate David Luiz and thanks fans for support

Pablo Mari has thanked Arsenal fans for their support since his arrival
Pablo Mari has thanked Arsenal fans for their support since his arrival (Picture: Arsenal FC)

Pablo Mari has singled out ‘unbelievable’ Arsenal team-mate David Luiz for praise and thanked fans for their support since his arrival at the Emirates.

Spanish defender Mari joined the Gunners during the January transfer window on a loan deal until the end of the season, with Arsenal able to sign him permanently in the summer.

The 26-year-old has impressed Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta in training and has made two appearances for the first-team so far during his spell in north London.

Arsenal kept clean sheets in both of Mari’s starts, with the Spaniard impressing alongside fellow defender Luiz.

Mari told Arsenal’s official website: ‘We know that David is an unbelievable player. He’s had a good career and is a good football player, and also playing with him is so easy.

‘These two games with him in the starting XI were nice because I only focused on my job and I didn’t need to focus on other jobs. This is easy when you want to have a big game.

‘We know he’s an experienced player and sometimes when you need to do different things in the last minutes, like when you need to make calls or something like this, he can do it. For us, it’s easy to play with him.’

Mari also thanked Arsenal fans for their support following his arrival at the club, having received a warm welcome from supporters during his debut against Portsmouth in the FA Cup.

‘For me, it was an unbelievable day,’ he added. ‘It was a nice night for everybody and we won the game, which is the most important thing.

‘Also my feeling on the pitch was really nice. With our fans, with our team, in our home, I think I had everything there to enjoy it.

‘I enjoyed that game a lot and I hope I’m going to play the next games to feel the same with our team-mates and also for the club.

‘The fans did a little bit of a song for me when I was named in the starting XI, and I’m so happy about that. This means they are feeling happy with me, with my job, so this is nice.

‘I’m going to try to do my best in all the games, to win games, to get points. This is the most important thing, to win games, because we want to move up the table.’

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