Arsenal defender completes loan move to Serie A side

Arsenal centre-back Pablo Mari has joined Serie A side Udinese on loan until the end of the 2021/22 campaign.

The 28-year-old has barely featured for the Gunners this term as he has only played three times across all competitions.

Udinese stated via their official website: “The Spanish defender arrives on loan from Arsenal until the end of the sporting season.

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“A player who combines physical strength with technical qualities and great skill in aerial play, all precious characteristics that have brought him to the top European stages.”

Mari, who started out at Mallorca, was signed by Manchester City in 2016 and loaned out immediately to Girona. He has also had loan spells at NEC Breda and Deportivo La Coruna.

He joined Brazilian side Flamengo in a permanent deal in July 2019 before arriving at Arsenal, initially on loan, the following January and the Gunners paid a reported £7million to make the move permanent in July 2020.

Earlier this week, Sead Kolasinac left Arsenal to join Marseille. The North London club confirmed the news:

“Sead Kolasinac has left the club by mutual consent.

“The 28-year-old defender who joined us from German side Schalke in June 2017, has become a free agent with his contract being terminated with immediate effect, and has joined French Ligue 1 side Olympique Marseille.

“Everyone at Arsenal would like to thank Sead for his contribution to the club since he joined us in 2017 and wish him all the best for his future.”

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