Arsenal news: Spanish defender Pablo Mari agrees loan move with Serie A club Monza

Arsenal defender Pablo Mari will return to Serie A after completing a loan move to newly-promoted Monza.

The 28-year-old Spaniard arrived at the Emirates from Brazilian side Flamengo in January 2020. 

Mari initially joined the Gunners on loan, but the move was made permanent the following summer.

The player made 22 first-team appearance for Arsenal before spending the second-half of last season at Udinese.

Mari featured in 15 games for the Serie A club and will now return to the Italian league after agreeing to join newly promoted Monza.

"Everyone at Arsenal wishes Pablo well in Italy with AC Monza during this next stage of his career," said a statement on the club website.

"The deal is subject to the completion of regulatory processes."

Mari took part in three games during this year's pre-season against Nurnberg, Everton and Orlando City.

However, he was not part of the squad as Arsenal beat Crystal Palace in their Premier League opener.

This isn't the first time that Mari has struggled to make a serious breakthrough in England.

The player was signed by Manchester City in the summer of 2016 but spent most of his time away on loan at Girona, NAC Breda and Deportivo La Coruna.

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