Premier League: More bad news for Arsenal, could set to lose £8m after triggering clause in Brentford defeat

Premier League: More bad news for Arsenal, could set to lose £8m after triggering a clause in Brentford defeat: Arsenal kickstarted their Premier League season with a 2-0 loss against newly promoted side Brentford at the Community Stadium. The Gunners were outperformed by their rivals as Mikel Arteta’s side failed to keep the hosts quiet on the first match of the new season.

The London outfit had a toroid time last season which saw them miss out on European football for the first time in 25 years. With the aim of addressing their biggest issue, Arsenal roped in Ben White for a club-record fee of £50m with Nuno Tavares also joining the Emirates outfit.

The efforts to strengthen the defense went in went in vein on the first day as Sergi Canos and and Christian Norgaard found the back of the net in each half’s to take the game away from the Gunners. Ben White struggled to play his best against Ivan Toney while Tavares did not have the best of starts to life in Premier league against Brentford.

Calum Chambers also had a night to forget with many fans and pundits critising the right-back  for his poor outing against the Bees. However, Pablo Mari was arguably one of the worst defenders in Arsenals’ back four in their campaign opener.

Premier League: More bad news for Arsenal, could set to lose £8m after triggering a clause in Brentford defeat

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Premier League: Arsenal bought Pablo Mari from Flamengo

The Brazilian defender struggled to catch up with his opponents and was easily outdone by their opponents stars since starring at center-back alongside Ben White. Brentford forwards took complete advantage of Maris’ lack of pace and exploited his weakness throughout the match.

The 27-year-old’s performance against Brentford dint only cost Arsenal on the pitch, but off it too. According to various reports in Brazil, Mari’s appearance on costed around £1m to the Gunners.

Reports from Globo Esporte claim that Flamengo (Mari’s previous club) are set to receive money from Arsenal based on appearance-related add-ons which had been decided during the players’ transfer in June 2020.

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Premier League: Arsenal triggered Mari’s appearance clause

The report goes on to reveal that Arsenal triggered a clause when Mari made his 20th appearance for the Gunners which will see the Premier League outfit pay nearly of €1m (£850,000) to Flamengo.

It is also rumored that Flamengo will continue to receive a €1m upto €8m for every 10 appearances Mari registers for the Gunners. The total cost of such various add-on clauses force force Arsenal to pay and additional fee of €5m increasing the overall transfer value by a whooping €16m until Mari’s contract at the club.

Premier League: More bad news for Arsenal, could set to lose £8m after triggering a clause in Brentford defeat