Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Pablo Mari on loan from Flamengo.
The Gunners will reportedly pay £4million to the Brazilian club now and £8million to make the deal permanent.
“Spanish defender Pablo Mari is set to join us on loan until the end of the season.
“The 26-year-old joins us from Brazilian side Flamengo, where he helped the Rio de Janeiro based team win the Brazilian Serie A title and the Copa Libertadores last year,” a club statement read.
Technical director Edu added: “Pablo is an experienced player who will provide us with additional defensive quality.
“We have been monitoring Pablo’s career for a while and we are very pleased to have reached agreement with Flamengo for him to join us initially until the end of our season.
“Together with Mikel and his coaching team, we are all looking forward to seeing Pablo in an Arsenal shirt.”