Arsenal defender Pablo Mari is in hospital following a stabbing attack that left another man dead, Sky Italy reports.
Mari, 29, is currently on loan at Serie A side Monza.
He was taken to hospital after the attack, where he is understood to be conscious and not in a serious condition.
Monza manager Raffaele Palladino is reportedly due to visit him this evening.
Monza chief executive Adriano Galliani was quoted by Sky Sports Italy as saying: “Pablo Mari had a fairly deep wound on his back, which fortunately did not touch vital organs such as the lungs or other.
“His life is not in danger, he should recover quickly.”
Arsenal said: “We are all shocked to hear the dreadful news about the stabbing in Italy, which has put a number of people in hospital including our on-loan centre-back Pablo Mari.
“We have been in contact with Pablo’s agent who has told us he’s in hospital and is not seriously hurt.
“Our thoughts are with Pablo and the other victims of this dreadful incident.”
Mari was among five people taken to hospital, with one of them – a man aged in his 30s – dying later.
A sixth victim did not need hospital treatment.
Sky Italy said that investigators have ruled out terrorism, and police have arrested a 46-year-old man with mental health problems.