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Arsenal defender faces uncertain future as latest reports suggest falsity in exit rumours

Arsenal defender Pablo Mari is one player who has been strongly linked with an exit away from the club in the past few days.

The Brazilian is said to be unhappy with his current situation at Arsenal as he’s struggled for playing time under Mikel Arteta this season and Brazilian media outlet Torcedores recently claimed that contact had already been made for Mari’s return to Flamengo on a potential loan deal.

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A major part of those rumours that have been flying in recent weeks have now been quashed though as further reports emanating from South America and Europe, as per as Globo and Sport Witness suggest that Pablo Mari is not yet close to leaving Arsenal.

as Globo claims that there is no offer on the table from Flamengo for the player yet and no proposals or contacts have been made either.

The Brazilian has really struggled for game time this season, making only three appearances in all competitions, two of which came inside the first few premier league fixtures of the season in the absence of some key players in defence for Arsenal.

It is very much understandable that Pablo Mari wants to leave as the odds are against him to dislodge the centre-back duo of Ben White and Gabriel from Mikel Arteta’s first xi.

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