Premier League club to earn €6m for baffling decision to keep Pablo Mari in England, says Monza
In a shocking turn of events, it appears that Pablo Mari’s long and tumultuous journey with Arsenal has finally come to an end. The centre-back, who has spent the last two seasons on loan in Serie A, has reportedly made a permanent move to Monza, leaving Gunners fans reeling.
According to the ever-reliable Fabrizio Romano, Monza are absolutely thrilled with Mari’s performances this season and have decided to make his transfer permanent. This means that after four seasons with Arsenal, the Spanish defender will be leaving them for good.
Of course, this is not the first time that Mari has left Arsenal in search of regular playing time. Last season, he made a loan move to Udinese where he managed to make a name for himself with 15 starts in 15 games. However, it appears that this wasn’t enough for Mikel Arteta, as Mari was sent out on loan again last summer, this time to Monza.
But Mari has certainly made the most of his time in Italy this season. He has been an indispensable part of the Monza side, making 27 appearances and scoring a crucial goal against Spezia. And it seems that his performances have not gone unnoticed, as Monza have decided to keep him on permanently.
The fee for the transfer is reportedly set at €6 million, which is certainly a hefty sum. But it seems that Monza feel that Mari is worth every penny. Meanwhile, Arsenal fans can only look on in dismay as another player leaves the Emirates Stadium.