Pictures reveal Arsenal close to sealing first January signing
Pictures reveal Arsenal close to sealing first January signing
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Pictures reveal Arsenal close to sealing first January signing

Arsenal are on the verge of sealing their first signing in the January transfer window after the club's technical director Edu was spotted flying back to London with Flamengo defender Pablo Mari.

Mari had a superb tournament at the FIFA Club World Cup in December as Flamengo got to the final but lost out to Liverpool courtesy of an extra-time goal from Roberto Firmino. 

The 26-year-old has had an interesting career, having been bought by Manchester City back in 2016 but never actually played a match for the Premier League champions.

Arsenal have been chopping and changing in their defensive department that has shipped in a whopping 34 goals this season.

With Sokratis Papastathopoulos out with an illness, Callum Chambers out injured and David Luiz set to serve a three-game ban, Arsenal are short of options in the center back area.

According to GloboEsporte, a breakthrough in talks was made on Friday and the Spanish defender quickly boarded a plane to London with Edu which will touch down on Saturday lunchtime.

Reports claim Mari will now undergo a medical and pen personal terms as the Gunners look to wrap up a deal worth around £7million before next Friday’s transfer window deadline.

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