On Thursday, we were all caught by surprise with the shocking news from Italy saying Arsenal loanee Pablo Mari had been stabbed.

The defender, who’s having a spell at Monza, ended up having surgery, but is claimed to be in stable condition and should only stay out for a couple of months.

It turns out that the news also caused some impact to the clubs who were interested in him.

As reported by R7 journalist Cosme Rimoli in Brazil, several sides have been monitoring the Arsenal player.

It’s said that as Atlético Mineiro, Cruzeiro, Fluminense and Grêmio prepare to build their teams for the 2023 season, they all looked at Mari as a ‘possible’ reinforcement to their squads.

The defender is loaned by Arsenal to Monza until the end of the European season. According to reports, the Italian club have an obligation to buy him in case they avoid relegation, and right now, they’re on the 15th position.

So in case things go badly and the Gunners miss the chance of selling the player to the Serie A side, it seems they’d still have the option of finding a deal with a Brazilian side.

First, though, let’s all hope he recovers fully.