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Pablo Mari set to join Udinese on loan 0

Posted on January 17, 2022 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have reached an agreement with Udinese over a loan move for Pablo Mari for the remaining part of the 2021-22 season, according to Fabrizio Romano and Gianluca Di Marzio. The official confirmation is yet to come, however, from either club.

The 28-year-old defender has fallen firmly down the pecking order when it comes to the back line manager Mikel Arteta prefers to name, staring in the back of Ben White and Gabriel Magalhaes.

Having joined the Gunners in January 2020 on an initial six-month loan which was later made permanent, Mari has represented Arsenal on just 22 occasions in all competitions in two years. He’s appeared in two Premier League matches and one in the Carabao Cup this season.

Balogun heads to Middlesbrough, Arsenal in Udinese talks over Pablo Mari 0

Posted on January 12, 2022 by Veselin Trajkovic

Folarin Balogun has joined Middlesbrough on loan for the rest of the season, the club have officially confirmed.

The future of the 20-year-old striker was quite uncertain for a large part of 2020-21, but towards the end of the season he signed a new contract. Balogun could well be given a proper chance in the first-team squad next term, with Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah set to depart and the fate of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang yet to be decided.

Balogun has truly impressed for the Under-23 side this season, scoring 15 goals in 14 appearances across the Premier League 2 and the EFL Trophy.

Mari looks back on Manchester City defeat 0

Posted on February 23, 2021 by Harry Kettle

Pablo Mari has able to get a full 90 minutes under his belt during Arsenal’s recent loss to Manchester City, and while he alone wasn’t able to get the Gunners a successful result, many supporters were happy enough with his output. Mari’s role within the squad has been questioned on several occasions with some wondering whether or not he has what it takes to be a consistent first teamer, which is a conversation that’ll probably go on for many of Arsenal’s defenders.

During an interview with, Pablo was honest in his assessment of how the game went.

Injury updates on Mari & Martinelli 0

Posted on September 18, 2020 by Harry Kettle

While Arsenal may have gotten off to a flying start in the Premier League last weekend against Fulham, there are still a handful of issues that need to be resolved. A few of those problems stem from injuries and while the Gunners do have a near enough fully fit squad, there are two players that are still working their way back up to full fitness.

Pablo Mari
Left ankle. Sustained significant sprain to ankle ligaments during Manchester City (a) on June 17.

Latest update on Pablo:
•    Now running outside and continues strengthening programme.
•    Aiming to return to full training by the end of September.

David Luiz, Pablo Mari, Cedric and Ceballos agree new deals 0

Posted on June 24, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

David Luiz, Pablo Mari, Cedric Soares and Dani Ceballos have all agreed deals to remain at Arsenal, the club have officially confirmed.

There has been much debate over the future of David Luiz in recent months. Long after it was reported that his commitment to Arsenal on arrival from Chelsea last summer was set to keep him at Emirates for two years, it transpired that the deal was actually for one year with the club having the option to extend it for one more. The option expired, but head coach Mikel Arteta was apparently keen to keep hold of the experienced Brazilian past this summer.

Pablo Mari keen on permanent Arsenal transfer 0

Posted on April 19, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Pablo Mari has revealed he is keen to turn his loan from Flamengo to Arsenal into a permanent transfer.

The defender joined the Gunners on a temporary basis in January this year and has so far made two appearances for the club, a 1-0 win over West Ham in the Premier League and a 0-2 win away to Portsmouth in the FA Cup. His performance on both occasions could only be described as impressive, especially given that most players need at least a little bit of time to adapt and show their potential after moving to a new club and a new league.

Arsenal want Kurzawa, Pablo Mari eyes permanent transfer 0

Posted on March 10, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

According to France Football magazine, Arsenal are interested in signing Paris Saint-Germain left-back Layvin Kurzawa this summer.

Kurzawa started his journey as a professional football player with AS Monaco back in 2010, when he was promoted from their youth setup to the first team. He was named in the Ligue 1 Team of the Season in 2013/14, and a year later he made his move to PSG where he has won three Ligue 1 titles, three Coupe de France trophies, as well as three French League Cups. He has 13 caps with France under his belt.

Injury updates ahead of Newcastle clash 0

Posted on February 15, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal are set to resume the Premier League season when they take on Newcastle United at the Emirates on Sunday, following the winter break which reportedly did the team a lot of good. Be that as it may, head coach Mikel Arteta spoke to the press ahead of the game and provided some updates on the situation with injured players.

Left-back Kieran Tierney, who hurt his shoulder by falling awkwardly in the West Ham clash back in December, has been ruled out and will likely need a few weeks more. It was confirmed that he was back in training in Dubai, but it was restricted to strictly non-contact work which obviously means his shoulder is still too sensitive for him to play.

Pablo Mari will be a good fit at Arsenal – Rivaldo 0

Posted on February 09, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Having humiliated quite a few of them in his day, former Brazil star Rivaldo probably knows a thing or two about defenders. And let’s face it, a positive opinion on an Arsenal defender has been a rare occurrence in the last several years.

Nonetheless, the 47-year-old 2002 World Cup winner believes Pablo Mari will be a good fit at Arsenal and won’t have too much trouble getting used to the ways of the Premier League. As he revealed to the Evening Standard, Rivaldo is of the opinion that though he struggled to make an impact in Europe as a Manchester City loanee at Girona, NAC Breda and Deportivo La Coruna, he displayed fine defensive quality playing for Flamengo in Brazil.

Pablo Mari reflects on Arsenal switch 0

Posted on January 30, 2020 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal have confirmed the loan signing of Pablo Mari from Flamengo as the Gunners attempt to get busy in the final few days of the January transfer window. Prior to him getting underway with the first team squad, the man himself spoke to the media about the switch.

Pablo, welcome to Arsenal. How does it feel to be an Arsenal player?
I’m happy to be here today and to have signed for a big club. I’m going to do my best to help my team-mates and the club.

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