ARSENAL outcast Pablo Mari is reportedly set to return to Italy on loan, with the defender reaching a full deal with Monza.
The 28-year-old, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Udinese, has opted to join the Serie A promoted side.
Mari, who was one of seven Gunners players up for sale this summer, was deemed redundant by Mikel Arteta.
Players like Gabriel, William Saliba, Ben White and Rob Holding are all ahead of Mari in the Emirates pecking order.
However, after failing to offload him on a permanent transfer, the north London outfit have agreed to hand the Spaniard over on another temporary deal.
However, transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has stated the move will become permanent should Monza survive relegation this season.
He tweeted: “Arsenal will make another exit after Lucas Torreira.
“Pablo Mari leaves the club and moves to the Italian Serie A club Monza, now everyone agrees – it’s done.
“Pablo Marì leaves loan deal with obligation to buy if Monza stays in Serie A.”
Mari follows midfielder Lucas Torreira out of the Emirates door after the Uruguayan joined Galatasaray in a £5.5million deal.
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Meanwhile, left-back Nuno Tavares has been allowed to join Marseille on loan to continue his development following the arrival of Oleksandr Zinchenko.
The 22-year-old Portuguese defender is one of a number of young players who have recently been loaned out. Striker Folarin Balgoun has signed from Reims.
Both Tavares and Balogun met in Sunday’s game, with Marseille winning 4-1.
Meanwhile, teenage midfielder Charlie Patino has joined Championship side Blackpool until the end of the tenure.
Mexico international Marcelo Flores will play for Segunda Division club Real Oviedo in Spain this season.
And shot-stopper Arthur Okonkwo has signed for League Two club Crewe, where he has already played three times.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/5968357/arsenal-pablo-mari-monza-loan-transfer/ Arsenal continue to unload flops while Pablo Mari seals Monza loan transfer with commitment to buy if club remains in Serie A