- Pablo Mari has been ruled out of the season after suffering ankle injury
- The Arsenal defender got injured against Manchester City at the Etihad
- Mari joined Arsenal on loan from Flamengo and has been impressive
Arsenal have been hit with another blow days after losing against Manchester City as their defender Pablo Mari suffered an ankle injury and has been ruled out for the rest of the season.
This latest development will be a sad one for all Arsenal fans considering how superb Pablo Mari has been since he joined the North London side on loan from Flamengo.
Pablo Mari played only 22 minutes in Arsenal's embarrassing defeat against Manchester City before he got injured and was replaced with David Luiz.
The introduction of David Luiz was of no help for Arsenal as the Brazilian caused the goal Raheem Sterling scored and was also red carded for pulling Riyad Mahrez down.
David Luiz's red card against Manchester City was his second this season and the former Chelsea star will miss Arsenal's next two games in the topflight.
According to the report on UK Sun, defeat against Manchester City could be Pablo Mari's last game for the Gunners because his loan spell at the Emirates will end this summer.
His injury may make Arsenal chiefs not to sign him permanently as Pablo Mari will have to undergo surgery.
Arsenal had not conceded a goal in the 204 minutes the 26-year-old had been on the pitch for them.
Mikel Arteta and his wards will now try to put the defeat against Manchester City behind them by preparing for their next game against Brighton.
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Gunners' fans want their club to return to Champions League, and it will be difficult for them to make it to Europe next season considering their position.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported that Arsenal play-maker Mesut Ozil took to social media on Thursday, June 18, to make his feelings known after being left out of the matchday squad against Manchester City a day earlier.
Despite being fully fit, the German international seemed to not be in Mikel Arteta’s plans for the day as the Gunners succumbed to a lowly 3-0 defeat at the Etihad.
Fans were left to speculate why Ozil, who is the club’s highest earner on a £350,000 per week deal, would be left out of such a crucial game on the return of Premier League football.
However, Ozil was in assuring mood on Thursday as he went on Instagram to pledge his loyalty to Arsenal, amid speculation over his future.
Arteta was asked after the game why he left out the German, who is known for his superb awareness of the game and a unique ability to pick an impossible pass.
According to the Arsenal gaffer, the decision was purely ‘tactical’.
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Source: Legit Newspaper