Arteta opens up on Arsenal’s transfer plans after Mari delay

first_img ‘The club is trying to facilitate us one or two bodies if we can with the resources we have in this window. ‘But I don’t know, whenever we have something to say we’ll confirm with you.’ Promoted ContentWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocket6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True8 Fascinating Facts About Coffee6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesLook At Something Beautiful That Wasn’t Made By A Human Being10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day Read Also: Arsenal survive Bournemouth fightback to reach FA Cup fifth round Shkodran Mustafi was stretchered off during Arsenal’s victory over Bournemouth but Arteta insists the German’s injury will have no impact on their move for Mari: ‘No, we had a very clear intention of what we wanted to do in the market with the resources we have. ‘If we can do it, fine. But his [Mustafi’s] fitness won’t change anything.’ FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Mikel Arteta has confirmed Arsenal are still in the market to sign a new defender as the Gunners look to complete a deal for Flamengo’s centre-back Pablo Mari. The Spanish defender travelled from Brazil to London with Arsenal’s technical director Edu on Saturday but was unable to finalise his move over the weekend. Arsenal remain hopeful of completing a deal to sign Pablo Mari from Flamengo Arsenal reportedly changed the terms of the transfer as they are unable to afford Mari’s £7.5 million transfer fee up front and wanted a loan deal instead. But Flamengo have been angered by Arsenal’s switch and Mari returned to Brazil on Monday with the transfer still to be completed. On Monday evening, reports in Brazil claimed that negotiations had been stepped up between both clubs and it is now hopeful that a deal can be agreed. Asked if Arsenal will sign a defender before the deadline, Arteta told BT Sport after Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Bournemouth in the FA Cup fourth round: ‘We are in the market.Advertisementcenter_img Loading… Mikel Arteta speaks out on Arsenal’s transfer plans after Pablo Mari delay https://t.co/8BKecSkVhK pic.twitter.com/S8tsLLKksy— CleanSheet (@Cleansheet) January 28, 2020last_img