Backpage Roundup: Santos Leaves for Gremio, Walcott Believes Gunners Can Secure Top Four Finish, Szczesny Targets More Improvement, Sissoko Reveals Arsenal Admiration and More

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Santos Leaves Arsenal for Gremio Arsenal FC have confirmed that left-back Andre Santos has joined Gremio on loan and will now remain with the Serie A club for the remainder of the 2012/13 season. The 29-year-old Brazilian joined Arsenal from Fenerbahce in August 2011 but his lack of defensive nous meant that he never managed […]

Why are Arsenal loaning out players with fourth place at stake?

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With a fourth place finish on the line and just 12 games to go in the season, I have to wonder why Arsenal are still loaning put players. Needless to say if the Gunners don’t make it to the top four by the end of the campaign they can kiss goodbye to millions of pounds […]

Keep tabs on Andre Santos’ son Arthur, Arsene – one for the future!

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With a summer of wild speculation about Robin Van Persie’s future at Arsenal ahead, it’s refreshing to learn that we do have players who love the club unequivocally and are committed to the cause. Of course, there is every chance RVP will sign a new deal and secure a long future at the Emirates and  […]

Our Season Starts Tomorrow…

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Arsenal Wenger promised us an “active” summer transfer window. And boy, he stuck to his word! Although at times, it appeared that the number of players coming in was going to be limited, Arsene kept his promise and captured a number of quality players, in the last few moments of the summer transfer window. Mikel […]

Arsenal sign Andre Santos

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Arsenal have completed the signing of Brazilian defender Andre Santos from Fenerbahce The 28-year-old international joins the Gunners from Super Lig champions Fenerbahce, for whom he has played since 2009. Santos supplanted Roberto Carlos as the team’s first-choice left-back in his first season in Turkey and went on to make 52 league appearances, scoring 10 times. Sao Paulo born […]

Arsenal close in on Andre Santos

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Arsenal are close to completing the signing of Brazil left-back Andre Santos and are in talks for Werder Bremen centre-back Per Mertesacker. The Gunners have agreed a fee with Turkish giants Fenerbahce for Santos – reportedly £6.2 million – with the move subject to a medical and personal terms being agreed. Santos, 28, would help fill the void left […]