'We will': Sporting director confirms his side will try to sign 'flawless' Arsenal player this summer
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'We will': Sporting director confirms his side will try to sign 'flawless' Arsenal player this summer

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Udinese sporting director Pierpaolo Marino has revealed that his side will try to sign Arsenal defender Pablo Mari on a permanent deal in the summer transfer window.

Mari has been a Gunner since moving to the Emirates in January 2020. He signed for the club initially on loan, but that move was made permanent in the following summer.

The Spaniard did impress early on in his Arsenal career. He even reminded some fans of ex-Gunners skipper Per Mertesacker, but Gabriel Magalhaes’ arrival cost him a spot in the side.

Mari joined Serie A side Udinese on loan in the January transfer window this year and he has impressed everybody there.

Udinese will try to sign Pablo Mari from Arsenal

Since joining Udinese in January, Mari has played 11 times in the Serie A. He has earned rave reviews for his performances, with TMW even branding his display against league leaders AC Milan as ‘flawless’.

Marino, who handles all transfers at Udinese, was quizzed about Mari’s future recently. He claimed that it will be very difficult to sign the Spaniard on a permanent deal, but promised fans that his side will try to do it this summer nonetheless.

He said, as per Tutto Udinese: “Mari is an Arsenal player, it is already unusual for such a player to come to Udinese, not because we don’t deserve it, but because, in general, the path is the opposite. 

“It will be difficult to keep him, but we will try.”

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Arsenal ace Pablo Mari is a good defender and his style of play makes him perfect for Italian football. He’s doing really well at Udinese and it’s no surprise that they want to keep hold of him.

Arsenal already have Ben White and Gabriel as the first-choice starters at the back, while Rob Holding has impressed almost every time he has played this season. William Saliba is also set to return from his loan spell this summer, which all but eliminates the need for Mari.

The Spaniard will still have two years left on his Arsenal contract this summer. That puts the Gunners in a fairly strong position in potential transfer negotiations, which could complicate things for Udinese.

It will be interesting to see how this pans out, but if Mari continues to impress in Italy, there’s a good chance that a few other clubs will join the race to sign him as well this summer.

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