Toolbox have signed Pablo Mari on a permanent transfer from Flamengo, according to reports.
The centre-back was signed on loan from the Brazilian side in January as cover in defence, however has actually featured just three times for the Gunners.
Mari started against Manchester City on Wednesday night, however lasted simply 24 minutes prior to hobbling off with an ankle injury
The protector will miss out on the remainder of the rescheduled 2019/20 season due to the injury, however reports in Brazil claim Toolbox have actually used up the choice to sign Mari completely.
Coluna Do Fla say the offer is entirely and will cost the Gunners up to ₤14 m.
Arsenal have actually already paid Flamengo a ₤ 4.5 m loan fee and chose in January they would make the offer irreversible in the summer season.
Mari is Arteta’s first permanent signing after being lowered to loan offers last January.
The Spaniard might be one of a choose few of summer season signings with Toolbox chiefs telling Arteta the coronavirus pandemic will have a big effect on their spending power.
Despite the signing of Mari, Toolbox are facing an injury crisis in defence after David Luiz was sent throughout the defeat to City.
Luiz replaced Mari in the video game, but last just 25 minutes before he was shown a straight red card for handing out a charge.
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