Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta continues clearout as defender Pablo Mari completes loan transfer to Monza

    ARSENAL defender Pablo Mari has completed a loan move to Monza.

    Mari, 28, will join the newly-promoted Serie A club on a season-long deal.

    Arsenal have completed a move to send Pablo Mari to Monza

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    Arsenal have completed a move to send Pablo Mari to Monza

    There reportedly includes an obligation to buy clause if the Italians avoid relegation.

    Arsenal released an official club statement reading: “Pablo Mari has joined Serie A side AC Monza on loan for the 2022/23 season.

    “Everyone at Arsenal wishes Pablo well in Italy with AC Monza during this next stage of his career.

    “The deal is subject to the completion of regulatory processes.”

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    Mari has been at Arsenal since 2020 but is now deemed surplus to requirements having fallen down the pecking order at centre-back.

    The Spaniard has made 22 total appearances for Arsenal, scoring one goal.

    He also spent time away from North London last season, being loaned out to Udinese, also in Italy’s top tier.

    Monza are looking to bolster their defensive options ahead of their first ever season in Serie A.

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    The minnows are owned by Silvio Berlusconi, the ex-owner of AC Milan and a former prime minister of Italy.

    Remarkably, Mari is the club’s NINETEENTH signing of the summer.

    Mari follows midfielder Lucas Torreira out the Emirates door after the Uruguayan joined Galatasaray in a £5.5million deal.

    Goalkeeper Bernd Leno also recently departed the club to link up with Fulham for £8m in his quest to play first team football.

    Meanwhile left-back Nuno Tavares was allowed to leave on loan to Marseille.

    And Striker Folarin Balgoun was snapped up by Reims.

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