The 27-year-old received some criticism from Arsenal supporters during his outings in the Europa League this term.
But those doubters have, so far, been proved wrong.
Arsenal’s record with Mari in the team is phenomenal. He has made nine appearances for the club, with the Gunners winning eight of them.
The only match they didn’t win was the 3-0 loss to Manchester City last June, where he was substituted after just 24 minutes due to that injury with the score at 0-0.