Arsenal’s Spanish defender Pablo Mari will undergo a medical check-up at newly-promoted Monza for a £4 million transfer… after spending the second half of last season in Italy on loan with Serie A team Udinese
- Arsenal’s Pablo Mari Gets Medical Examination With Recently Promoted Serie A Team Monza
- The Spanish defender is set to complete a £4million move to the Italian outfit
- Silvio Burlusconi’s Italian side has already made 18 purchases
Arsenal defender Pablo Mari will have to undergo a medical in Italy before he can complete his £4million transfer to Monza.
He will join the newly promoted Serie A outfit – owned by Silvio Burlusconi – as their 19th signing of the summer, with the ambitious club hoping that strength in numbers will save them from an immediate return to Serie B.
While Mari initially impressed at the Emirates Stadium, lately she has become something of an outcast in North London due to recent arrivals Ben White and William Saliba.
Pablo Mari will undergo a medical in Italy ahead of a £4million move to Serie A side Monza
The 28-year-old defender was loaned to the Italian Udinese last season and is now returning to Italy
Mari initially joined Arsenal on loan from Brazil’s Flamengo in 2020, then in the summer of the same year on a permanent basis for £5.4 million
With the arrival of Gabriel Magalhaes, White and Saliba – who has now returned from a third consecutive loan spell – the 28-year-old is well behind the starting squad, with Rob Holding also ahead of him.
Mari made just 22 appearances after joining Arsenal two years ago
After just 14 Premier League appearances for the Gunners, he now looks set for a return to Italy, as Arteta continues to cut his squad.
The centre-back was keen on a return to Serie A after loaning out the second half of last season to Udinese, who did not have a buy option included in the deal.
Hellas Verona was also interested in the former Flamengo centre-back, who was previously said to have turned down a transfer to Fenerbahçe and a reunion with Jorge Jesus.
But Burlusconi’s side led them to the Spaniard’s signature, having also fended off Udinese’s interest, with only a medical check preventing them from officially winning the defender’s race.
The centre-back – who turns 29 later this month – has a two-year contract at the Emirates Stadium and has played a total of 22 appearances for the north London club.