Fabrizio Romano states that Arsenal & Udinese agree loan deal for defender

Fabrizio Romano has claimed that Arsenal and Udinese have agreed a deal which will allow Pablo Mari to leave on loan until the end of the season.

The Spaniard became a regular in the first-team when joining the club from Flamengo shortly after Mikel Arteta joined the club, but has found his opportunities increasing limited in recent months, with Rob Holding emerging as the clear first-choice back-up to first-choice pairing Ben White and Gabriel Magalhaes.

After just three appearances this term, it will be no surprise to hear that he is being allowed to leave, although it will be interesting if that means that Calum Chambers will be forced to stay this month, despite featuring even less than his counterpart.

Takehiro Tomiyasu could well fill in at CB if needed, while Kieran Tierney and Granit Xhaka have both played in defence in a back five before, but you would have to assume that Chambers will in fact be kept on until the end of the season when William Saliba should be set to return from loan.

Should Arsenal really be allowing more players to leave after having to cancel their most recent fixture?


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  1. Another loan…..do we ever just sell a player?

    I’d rather sell for 5mil then loan players(where we usually still subsidize wages) and then eventually let go for free.

    When will we learn?

        1. Also apparently Kos is going
          I thought our squad was depleted already 🤔 going by yesterday’s pull out.
          Now if there are players coming in then Fair enough but the windows been open going on 3 weeks

  2. Mari could never force his way into the CB competition. Rather a sale even for cheap than another loan with no obligation to buy.

    Not a loss really, rather see Chambers or Holding at CB anyway. Mari seems to have an injury bug so getting his wages off the books is a positive.

  3. Loan loan loan and more loans.
    We seem to always have the most devalued players.
    We hardly ever make any money, all we are capable of doing loaning, letting players run down their contracts or just giving them away for free..

    1. Wasn’t this all going to end over four years ago, when gazidis had taken charge of contracts / salaries / signings?

      If he is not going to feature in MA’s plans, just sell him.


  4. I guess all we need do now is get better scouts and promoters, Liverpool seem to sell their players higher, see how much they sold to Sheffield, while we struggle to sell Nketiah,

    Seems to be an improvement, all our first XI value have risen,

    I want to believe Arteta and Edu have players coming in this January 2022,

    As for Vlahovic, he seems to be after the money or maybe he’s dream club is Juventus, otherwise why is he willing to waiting till Summer.

  5. Good move.
    Mari gets more game time, impresses then boom Udinese et al are ready to buy.
    You cannot force any club to buy your player.
    This guy is good but not getting game time.
    May be best we sell as some here opine.
    It May also be best he goes on loan, impresses and see his value rise where we can later do good business than now for which I’m for.
    I see more positives in this move than negatives to berate management.

  6. Good move. Let him go on loan and if he does well at Udinese, his value will rise, they could make his loan signing permanent or he could sign for another club. Chambers will stay with us which is good in the long run as he is more versatile than Mari.

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