Arsenal defender Pablo Mari stabbed in Milan shopping centre, among six victims

Arsenal outcast Mari Credit: Alamy
Arsenal outcast Mari Credit: Alamy

Arsenal centre-back Pablo Mari has been stabbed at a shopping centre in Milan on Thursday and he is among six victims overall.

The 29-year-old is currently on loan at Serie B side Monza. He is now recovering in hospital and local reports are suggesting that one of the six victims have died.

In a statement shortly following Arsenal’s 2-0 loss against PSV Eindhoven, the club provided an update on the player’s condition.

“We are all shocked to hear the dreadful news about the stabbing in Italy, which has put a number of people in hospital including our on-loan centre-back Pablo Mari,” it read.

“We have been in contact with Pablo’s agent who has told us he’s in hospital and is not seriously hurt.

“Our thoughts are with Pablo and the other victims of this dreadful incident.”

Arteta, in his post-match press conference added: “I just found out. I know (technical director) Edu has been in touch with his relatives. He’s in hospital but he seems to be okay.”

Monza’s president Adriano Galliani released a statement via the club’s official Twitter account which read: “Dear Pablo, we are all here close to you and your family, we love you, keep fighting as you know how to do, you are a warrior and you will get well soon.”

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