A.C. Monza have completed the permanent signing of Pablo Mari from Arsenal in a deal worth €7 million.
The Gunners agreed to an obligation-to-buy clause in the Spaniard’s loan agreement last summer which has been triggered now that the Biancorossi have avoided relegation.
The defender initially joined the Gunners on loan from Flamengo in January 2020 – the first signing of the Mikel Arteta era – and completed a permanent move the following summer.
Thank you and good luck, Pablo ❤️
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) June 30, 2023
Having played for four clubs in four years, he arrived hoping to put down roots in London but struggled with injuries and fell down the pecking order when Gabriel Magalhaes and Ben White were recruited.
An impressive six-month spell with Udinese in the second half of the 2021/22 campaign brought him to the attention of a raft of Serie A clubs and he eventually opted to join newly-promoted Monza.
In their first season in Italy’s top flight, they sat comfortably in mid-table with the Spaniard playing the majority of matches.
His form has been all the more impressive considering he was the victim of an unprovoked attack in October that saw him require surgery on a stab wound.
In total, Pablo played 22 times for Arsenal scoring one goal. We wish him all the best for the future.