Shocking! Arsenal football player stabbed in Milan

Image: Instagram Pablo Mari

Arsenal defender Pablo Marí was subjected to a shocking assault in Milan.

Mari, who is on loan at Monza, is in hospital after being stabbed in a Milan supermarket.

One person was killed and five injured, including Marí, in the attack.

A 46-year-old Italian man was arrested after the incident in the Milano Fiori shopping centre in Milan’s Assago area on Thursday evening.

Police said the suspect suffered from mental health problems and have so far ruled out terrorism.

Two people are reported to be in a serious condition; Marí is not among them, although he was taken to a hospital in Milan.

Said Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, “I know technical director, Edu has been in touch with his relatives. Pablo is in hospital but seems to be OK. We’re having a briefing now, we’ll be in touch and hopefully he will be OK.”

About two hours after the incident Monza’s president, Adriano Galliani, confirmed Marí would make a full recovery.

“Pablo Marí is not in danger as his injuries are not life-threatening. We hope to see him back soon,” he said.

The attacker allegedly grabbed a knife from a display stand in the Carrefour supermarket before randomly stabbing people, including a 30-year-old male employee.

Sadly, the employee died while being taken to hospital.

Marí is on a season-long loan at Monza, who are 15th in Serie A.

He has played eight games this season, scoring one goal.

The Spaniard joined Arsenal from Flamengo in 2020 after an initial loan spell and has made 22 appearances for the Premier League club.


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