ARSENAL star Pablo Mari will make his Monza loan permanent after the Italian side sealed their Serie A survival for another season.
The Spaniard, who was Mikel Arteta's first signing as Gunners boss, has spent the campaign on loan with the Italian top flight new boys.
With tenth-placed Monza now mathematically safe, a number of their loan signings will be made permanent.
Arsenal are set to receive around £4.4million for Mari's services.
The centre-back played 22 times for the Gunners after joining, initially on loan, from Flamengo in January 2020.
He spent the second half of last season on loan at Udinese, playing 15 times for the Bianconeri.
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Mari then signed for newly-promoted Monza on an initial loan deal last summer.
He has played 25 times in Serie A this term, having recovered from a serious injury sustained in a horrifying knife attack in October.
The defender was attacked while shopping at a supermarket alongside his family.
Mari was one of a number of victims to be airlifted to hospital after being stabbed by a knife-wielding attacker – while a 30-year-old supermarket worker died of their injuries.