Arsenal have seen a resurgence in form in recent weeks and some new players in the starting eleven have helped results.
Much has been rightly said about the likes of Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe but there is another player who has quietly come into the side and made a big difference.
Spanish defender Pablo Mari has come out from the shadows to impress at The Emirates, starting in the teams recent run of 4 victories and keeping 3 clean sheets in the process. Against Newcastle on Saturday night he was particularly impressive.
The Spaniard managed a 93.6% pass accuracy with 2 key passes and 6/9 accurate long balls. This ability on the ball really helps Arsenal in the build-up and retain possession. He was also incredibly good defensively with 4 tackles, 3 interceptions and 5 clearances.
See how Twitter reacted to his performance below:
Pablo Marí, once again, going about his business in a very calm & composed way. Like him a lot.
— FK ☕️ (@fkhanage) January 9, 2021
Pablo mari deserves huge credit for his role in this arsenal turnaround
— Karam (@karamkaramkaram) January 9, 2021
Pablo Mari. What a CB. So so Underrated
— Tommy (@tommymakkar) January 9, 2021
Pablo Mari appreciation tweet pic.twitter.com/grnGfe3Uzl
— Kelly Gallagher (@MrsGallagher76) January 9, 2021
Hats off Pablo Mari👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
— Suf👻 (@Suf14n1) January 9, 2021
Can we also talk about how Pablo Mari has been a Rolls Royce of a defender since he's came in! Guy has been so underrated
— Hayden Easter (@hayden_easter) January 9, 2021