Arsenal defender Pablo Mari seriously injured in stabbing – four others wounded in rampage

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Pablo Mari is reported to have been knifed in a stabbing rampage which has left a number of other individuals injured. The former Arsenal centre-back player, now on loan to Monza, is understood to have been “seriously injured”.

La Repubblica reported that at least five people had been stabbed, three of which are in “serious condition”.

It added that among those “seriously injured” was Mr Mari.

A cashier is also understood to have sustained serious wounds, with some reports suggesting these have subsequently resulted in his death.

RTL Radio reported: “One of the people stabbed in a shopping centre… died. According to what is learned, it would be a Carrefour employee.”

The alleged attacks took place in the Carrefour supermarket in the centre of Milanofiori of Assago, just outside Milan.

The Italian paper said that at around 6.30pm local time, the alleged aggressor grabbed a knife from a supermarket shelf and started stabbing people – “most likely… at random”.

He is understood then to have been stopped by shoppers before police arrived to deal with the situation.

One young woman in the mall, translated to English, said: “We were at the [checkout counter] and thought it was a robbery because we saw guys and a lady running.

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Without playing a match for Manchester City in three years at the Etihad he signed for Brazilian side Flamengo.

He joined Arsenal in 2020 after a brief period on loan at the north London side.

The defender has played 12 league matches for Arsenal before being loaned  to Italian sides Udinese and then Monza, who he joined in August.

Only days ago Mari spoke in glowing terms of his “two-year masterclass” under Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta.

Describing how he still watches Arsenal matches from Italy Mari said Arteta “changed my vision of football”.

He added on the Premier League side’s recent form which has got them to top of the table: “They are at a stratospheric level. For me the key has been a word called time. It doesn’t surprise me because it was clear that their way of working would give them a lot of joy”.


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