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Pablo Mari: Arsenal loanee offers update after stabbing incident

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The Monza defender has undergone back surgery after getting stabbed on Thursday.

Pablo Mari has confirmed he and his family are “fine” after being the victim of an assault on Thursday.

The Spanish defender, who has joined Monza on a loan deal from Arsenal, will be out for two months after undergoing a back injury.

Police arrested a suspect after a horrific attack in a supermarket in Milan while confirming the incident has resulted in the death of a citizen.

Publishing a photo of him and his wife in hospital, Mari offered an update on their situation on Friday.

The 29-year-old wrote: “After the hard moment we experienced yesterday, both my family and I want to communicate that fortunately we are all fine despite the circumstances.

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“We want to thank all the messages of support and affection that we are receiving.

“In addition, we want to send our condolences and all our strength to the family and friends of the deceased person, and we sincerely wish that all injured people recover as soon as possible.”

On Thursday, Arsenal reacted to the news by giving a brief update on Mari, stating the defender is “not seriously hurt”.

A statement from the club reads: “Our thoughts are with Pablo Mari and the other victims of today’s dreadful incident in Italy. 

“We have been in contact with Pablo’s agent who has told us he’s in hospital and is not seriously hurt.”