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Arsenal plans to sell Pablo Mari to Udinese stall

Arsenal plans to sell Pablo Mari to Udinese is stalling.

Football.London says the Gunners are willing to sell the defender to the Zebrette after his loan spell.

But sources close to the club have revealed the move may now be put on hold due to uncertainty over their managerial situation.

Udinese announced earlier this week that they would not be renewing the contract of caretaker boss Gabriele Cioffi, who had replaced former Chelsea assistant Luca Gotti in December. Cioffi played a key part in bringing Mari to the Stadio Friuli and the two are thought to have struck up a close bond.

"When I arrived in January, I had a clear and precise idea," said Mari in an interview with Gazetta dello Sport. "I told the coach and [club owner] Gino Pozzo that I was coming to play. But I realised that I had to earn the job day after day, workout after workout. [Head coach] Gabriele Cioffi was the first who welcomed me, well, here."


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