Pablo Mari has resumed training with his club on loan Monza, just a few months after being stabbed in an attack in a Milan supermarket. In October, the Spaniard was taken to hospital after being one of the six people stabbed to death in the shopping center in the Italian capital. Mari was told that he was “lucky” to avoid life-threatening injuries during surgery after one person was killed in the attack.
Mari underwent surgery to repair two injured muscles in his back, which put him out of action for two months.
What was the incident you were involved in?
The attacker had used a kitchen knife purchased from a supermarket in Assago. A 47-year-old Bolivian citizen who worked in a supermarket in a shopping center was killed, while another employee and four customers were injured, including the defender. According to Italian police, a 46-year-old man with mental health problems was arrested after the attack at a Carrefour supermarket and was being held in a psychiatric ward under surveillance.
Pablo Mari is back after 2 months
He is now preparing for a comeback after being spotted at a Monza training session, with the player claiming he is taking things ‘one step at a time’ after coming out again with the ball at his feet. Mari had joined Monza on a season-long loan in August and had made eight appearances, scoring one goal.
The central defender came to Arsenal from Flamengo in 2020, but has yet to establish himself as a regular in Mikel Arteta’s lineup. He appeared three times in his rookie 2019-20 season, then 16 times in the following 2020-21 season.
But in 2021-22, he was loaned out to Udinese, where he played 15 times, and clearly didn’t do enough to earn Arteta’s approval, having been sent back to Italy with Monza.
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