Lots of Arsenal fans have been talking about the latest tweet from journalist Charles Watts that recently emerged on social media.
Watts recently tweeted about Arsenal’s draw against Burnley, talking about the performance of Pablo Mari for the Gunners. The journalist said that the defender’s display went unnoticed because the VAR controversy in the game but Mari put in another ‘excellent’ performance against Sean Dyche’s Clarets. Watts believes that the Spaniard looks ‘impressive’ for Mikel Arteta’s men.
The 27-year-old had arrived at Arsenal in January of 2020 on an initial loan deal from Brazilian club Flamengo. The deal was made permanent in the summer of 2020, when Mari arrived for a fee of only £4.50 million (as per Transfermarkt).
Is Pablo Mari good enough for Arsenal?
This season, the defender has made nine appearances in all competitions for the first-team, also scoring once in the UEFA Europa League. He had sustained a long-term ankle injury last season, injuring his calf this season.
In the Premier League, Mari has picked up an average rating of 6.73 for the Gunners, with his rating at 7.39 in the Europa League (as per Whoscored).
Watts’ tweet about the Spaniard drew the attention of many Arsenal supporters, who rushed to it and made their views clear about Mari and his performances.
What did Arsenal fans make of Watts’ tweet about Mari?
“Another hyping from people like this after 5 games in the season. This is part of the problem at Arsenal.”
“Think he looks very very good. A couple of mistakes I’ve seen but people forget how little football he’s played since he’s joined. A real shame he and Gabriel are both left footed, as I think they would compliment each other very well.“
“Excellent acquisition. Very calm under pressure and reads game very well.“
“He’s ridiculously cool on the pitch man. Hell of a defender.”
“He played the biggest role in the worst attempt at defending I’ve ever seen.“
“Looked like an absolute joker in the second half.”
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