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​Arsenal defender Mari heads to Spain for treatment

Arsenal defender Pablo Mari is heading home to Spain for treatment on an ankle injury.

The centre-back was injured against Manchester City on June 17, and is unlikely to be fit before the start of next season.

Mari had surgery and is targeting a return to full training in September.

The Arsenal website posted an update on Mari's fitness, indicating he was able to walk freely without aid, and would be in Spain for a short period to receive specialist attention and extensive therapy.

Mari arrived on loan from Flamengo, and Arsenal have turned his deal into a permanent one.

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