“I was in the same stroller with my baby inside”
Arsenal Defender Pablo Mari opened up about the car crash that took place at a mall in Milan, Italy, on Thursday (October 27). He was hospitalized after the incident and is now out of danger.
A 46-year-old man stabbed six people, including Mari, after picking up a knife from a store shelf. He was then brought down by the surrounding shoppers and then detained by the police.
Unfortunately, a 30-year-old passed away from being stabbed. Mari, who is on loan at Monza from Arsenal, was stabbed in the back but fortunately his injury was not serious.
Following the incident, Monza CEO Adriano Galliani and manager Raffaele Palladino visited the Spaniard at the hospital.
As revealed by Gazzetta Dello SportMari speaks to the duo (via Mirror):
“I was in the stroller with my baby and felt severe pain in my back. Then the man stabbed me again in the throat. I had a shock. [luck]. I saw a man die in front of me. “
Mari’s mate Veronica was also with him during the horrifying incident. After the incident, the defender’s father also spoke to Cadena Cope radio station that:
“These are very worrying hours for us. They started calling me at 8pm and my heart skipped a beat. Veronica. [Mari’s partner] didn’t tell us how it happened, but she did tell us she saw a dead person in front of her. “
“She reassured us confirming that they were fine and that everything was a fear for them.”
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta on Pablo Mari .’s stab
Mikel Arteta was asked about the incident following the Gunners’ 0-2 loss to PSV Eindhoven in UEFA Europa League on October 27.
He said (via Arsenal.com):
“I just found out. I know that Edu has been in contact with his relatives, he is at the hospital and he seems fine. Now I will have a press conference about the situation, what happened. We’ll contact him and hope he’s okay.”
Mari joined Arsenal from Flamengo in January 2020 but remained at the Brazilian club on loan until the end of the season. He also spent the second half of the 2021-22 season on loan at Udinese.
Mari, 29, has made 22 appearances for the Gunners, scoring one goal.