Mahindra United FC 2007-2009

In 2007, Arata moved to Mumbai after signing for Mahindra United FC. Unfortunately this season started with an injury, keeping him from playing for 6 months. This was the first time in his career that he was away from the game for so long. Like any good player he used this as an opportunity to understand and improve his game. During this period, he did a lot of mental exercise, worked on his weaknesses and strengths and emerged as a tough and a better player.

He played the second season very well and also achieved victory for his team in Mumbai league and Durand cup.