Gabriel Martinelli has hinted that Pablo Mari will remain at Arsenal this season while declaring his love for the defender.
Mari was one of their first signings under Mikel Arteta, but the likes of Gabriel Magalhaes and Ben White pushed him down the pecking order at the club.
The Gunners have added William Saliba to their squad after he returned from his loan spell in France, and he is expected to become one of their key men in this campaign.
This means Mari is even further down the pecking order, and he should leave.
He spent the second half of last season on loan at Udinese, and he did well, which should earn him a transfer, but he remains on the books of the Gunners for now.
Martinelli was speaking about the defender and hinted on Ringer FC’s Wrighty’s House podcast: “I think Pablo Mari is back with the team, and I love him.”
Just Arsenal Opinion
Mari is a good defender, and he proved that while on loan at Udinese last season.
The Spaniard could be an ideal backup to our current option, but he is our fifth choice centre-back, and he will hardly get to start matches.