Mikel Arteta hails Pablo Mari after Premier League debut for Arsenal

first_imgMikel Arteta hails Pablo Mari after Premier League debut for Arsenal Read More Coral BarrySaturday 7 Mar 2020 7:54 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link10.8kShares Skip Video Settings Mari was making his Premier League debut (Picture: Getty)Mikel Arteta is impressed Pablo Mari is already making himself heard among his Arsenal team-mates after making his Premier League debut for the Gunners.Mari played 90 minutes alongside David Luiz in the 1-0 win over West Ham on Saturday in his first league appearance since joining Arsenal in January from Flamengo.Mari is still finding his feet at Arsenal and Arteta has spent time bedding the centre-back into his new surroundings and was asked after the match how he felt the Spaniard performed against West Ham.‘I think he was very good and in the first half he took a few moments to sort out what he needed to do,’ Arteta said.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT 1 min. story 1/1 Comment Read More by Metro Skip Ad SPONSORED Advertisement Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Top articles Read More / About Connatix V67539 Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Read More Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Arsenal were lucky to come away with all three points against West Ham in a close game at the Emirates.Despite a below par performance, Arteta explained why it was important his side found a way to win.‘I don’t believe a lot in fortune, we had the moments of luck that we needed, but as well it was because we had some really good individual performances at the back. More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Sometimes to clear the ball and sometimes to make a save. I’m really happy with the result because big teams find a way when they don’t have the best day. ‘It’s obvious that it wasn’t our best day in terms of performance, but they find a way to win it. ‘You can build from there, you can learn and take the positives and the negatives in a much better way. ‘The unity, the solidarity and desire the players are showing, at the end it pays a price, and today we didn’t pay a price. ‘A few days ago we played Olympiacos here but it did today and football is like this.’MORE: Michael Owen delivers his prediction for Manchester United v Manchester City derby clashMORE: Paul Merson predicts where Arsenal will finish in Premier League next season without transfer overhaulFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Coming Next Advertisement ‘He’s brave, he’s willing, he’s impressive without the ball and he has a presence. ‘He is very vocal around his team even if he’s only been two days here, but he has that ability and that character. I’m really pleased with him.’ Full Screen PLAY Read Morelast_img

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