Arsenal defender Pablo Mari has joined Italian Serie A side Udinese on loan for the rest of the season. The Spanish defender will continue his football trade in Europe after rejecting the possibility of returning to South America.
Mari initially joined Arsenal on loan from Flamengo in 2020 before making his move permanent a few months later.
After failing to break into Mikel Arteta’s starting XI this season, he opted for a loan move to Udinese to get more playing time.
Arsenal released an official statement on their website to confirm the departure of Pablo Mari on loan to Serie A side Udinese.
“Pablo Mari has joined Serie A side Udinese on loan for the remainder of the 2021/22 season,” the club stated.
“The 28-year-old Spaniard, who initially joined on loan from Brazilian side Flamengo in January 2020, made the move permanent six months later, has made 22 appearances for us in all competitions.
“Everyone at Arsenal wishes Pablo all the best in Italy with Udinese for the rest of this season. The loan deal is subject to the completion of regulatory processes.”