Football NewsThe Gunners player Pablo Mari joins Monza on loan
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According to Arsenal’s manager, Pablo Mari was considered overweight compared to needs.


A little about the topic

The Spanish footballer completed his loan move to Monza. Pablo Mari couldn’t find his feet at the Emirates Stadium and is now shipped out to join the newly hyped Serie A outfit. Mari joined the Gunners on loan from Flamengo in the 2020 winter transfer window before a deal was made on a permanent basis that summer. However, he only made 22 appearances for Arsenal during his time in north London, scoring once.


Details of Pablo’s crossing to Monza

Pablo Mari has joined Monza on a season-long loan deal with a mandatory €7m purchase clause at the end of next season if the Serie A side can avoid relegation. Both clubs have been in talks for a significant period of time over the transfer, with the ongoing fee being the main reason for contention. With Pablo Mari sorted out, the player flew to Italy earlier this week to complete the move.


Reason for Pablo Mari’s departure from Arsenal

Pablo was Mikel Arteta’s first signing as Gunners manager in January 2020 and started in their Europa League semi-final defeat against Villarreal later that season. However, the club soon added more defensive reinforcements and the arrival of Ben White in the summer of 2021 moved Pablo further down the pecking order. In January 2022, he was loaned to Udinese, but with William Saliba also now back at the club after his own loan spells, Pablo is unlikely to have earned many minutes in 2022-23.


Other players who left Arsenal

Mikel has been steadily downsizing since the start of the summer, with midfielders Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi leaving for Galatasaray and Marseille respectively. German footballer Bernd Leno has been transferred to Fulham for a fee that could rise to £8m with promotions, while French player Alexandre Lacazette has returned to Lyon on a free transfer after his contract ended in north London.

Greek defender Konstantinos Mavropanos has also been sold to Stuttgart, while Nuno Tavares is on loan at Marseille. It is understood that the Gunners cleanup is far from over as the club listens to proposals for Reiss Nelson, Hector Bellerin, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Runar Alex Runarsson.