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Arsenal Defender Pablo Mari Recovers From Stab Injury After Surgery

After being wounded during a deadly knife assault in an Italian supermarket, Arsenal footballer Pablo Mari underwent successful surgery on Friday 28th October, according to his Serie A club Monza.

Monza confirmed to AFP that “everything is OK” with the 29-year-old Spanish defender, who Arsenal loaned to Monza this summer.

A treatment was performed on Mari at Milan’s Niguarda hospital after he was wounded in the back on Thursday while out with his wife and son. Monza projected that he would spend two to three days in the hospital.

Punch Reports that Mari was one of several people attacked in a Carrefour supermarket in Assago, on the outskirts of Milan in northern Italy, by a man apparently suffering from psychological problems who killed one man after grabbing a knife from a shelf.



Monza said in a tweet they were “united in grief” with the family of the supermarket’s employee whose life was taken.

In the attack by a 46-year-old Italian, four other persons were hurt. The attacker however was arrested by police, reportedly after being disarmed by former Napoli and Inter Milan defender Massimo Taranto.

Mikel Arteta, the head coach of the Premier League squad that lost 2-0 at PSV Eindhoven on Thursday, said: : “We will be in touch with him, hopefully he is OK.”

Adriano Galliani, CEO of Monza, revealed that Mari would take about two months off from training.

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