Arsenal defender David Luiz have consider Pablo Mari as a great player and he’s happy to play along side with him at the centre back.The Spanish defender who join Arsenal on an initial loan from Flamengo during the winter transfer window.

“I’m so happy for Pablo, he’s a great guy, a great player and he had an amazing game so we are here to help each other and we are here, 25 players, ready to play, ready to play for Arsenal and ready to give the best job.

“When it’s like that it’s a pleasure to play football as I will say to the guys, especially to these young lads who are starting football. They are starting with a great opportunity at a big club and they are doing great, so it’s a pleasure to play with them.”

“We are improving a lot but you have to be humble and we understand we are not there yet. “We have to do the similar kind of things, in our last game we did amazing things, but we lost. This is football.

“Of course, we have to understand why we lost and [against Portsmouth] I am so pleased for the team, with everybody, with the young boys because they are improving a lot, every single day.

“They have a great mentality, and they understand what is high level, and in high level you have to bounce back every single week. You have to be ready to react and you have to be ready to understand the importance.”

Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta saw his side offer the perfect response against Portsmouth to the disappointing Europa League last-32 exit they had suffered at the hands of Olympiacos in their previous outing.

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