Arsenal star player Pablo Mari has said he was “lucky” to escape death some days back in Italy. He said this as he prepares to undergo back surgery after he was attacked and stabbed in a supermarket near Milan.
Arsenal Star Pablo Mari Explains How he Escape Death
Local media reported that a 30-year-old cashier was killed in the attack and at least five others were injured after a man started attacking people in Assago.
A 46-year-old suspect was detained by police at the scene. Arsenal star Mari said: “Today I was lucky because I saw a person die in front of me.” It was gathered that the 29-year-old Spanish defender Mari had been walking around the supermarket with his wife and son when he was stabbed in the back.
Italian outlet Corriere Della Sera reported that former Napoli player Massimo Tarantino was among those who immobilised and disarmed the attacker before police arrived. Mari’s injuries are not life-threatening with his agent Arturo Canales telling newsmen on Thursday that the player was conscious and no vital organs had been affected.
He will undergo surgery on damaged muscles on Friday. Mari joined Arsenal from Brazilian side Flamengo in January 2020 and played 19 times for the Gunners before joining Udinese on loan at the start of the year.
He was then loaned to the newly promoted Monza in August. Speaking after his side’s Europa League defeat by PSV Eindhoven on Thursday, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta said: “I just found out. I know Edu [Arsenal technical director] has been in touch with [Mari’s] relatives. He’s in hospital but he seems to be okay.”