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Andre Santos Will Return to Arsenal as Gremio Cannot Afford Permanent Deal: The Daily EPL

andre santos Andre Santos Will Return to Arsenal as Gremio Cannot Afford Permanent Deal: The Daily EPL

Depending on your outlook, it’s either good news or bad news today for Arsenal as defender Andre Santos is heading back to the Gunners.

Santos has been playing for Gremio in Brazil since February on a short-term loan, but his stint in the southern hemisphere is scheduled to end in July, and a Gremio official have admitted that they can’t afford Santos on a permanent deal.

The 30-year-old defender had a torrid time for Arsenal last season where he was criticized for his performances in the UEFA Champions League and Premier League. Plus he was criticized for swapping his shirt with Robin van Persie before he left the field at Old Trafford right after the half-time whistle.

What’s your opinion about Andre Santos’s future at Arsenal? Do you feel he should be given another chance to get into the first team at the Emirates Stadium? Or is it time to cut the losses on the player who was bought for £5.9 million in 2011? Share your insight in the comments section below.

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3 Responses to Andre Santos Will Return to Arsenal as Gremio Cannot Afford Permanent Deal: The Daily EPL

  1. Kelly Twara says:

    We actually dont need his services anymore given that we already have Monreal & Gibbs in the squad. Arsene has made alot of mistakes in the past and its time he learnt if at all he wants to reduse last minute stragle for a champions League chance. We shld off load him asap followed by Chamakh, Squillaci, Arshavin, Gervinho, Sagna and the crew wich I dont have to mention. Lets get qualitative singing once and for all.

    • Mac Daddy says:

      Not sure why you’ve received 2 thumbs down so far??? Must’ve been from Spurs fans that don’t want us to leave them behind! We definitely DON’T need Santos back in our squad and I also can’t think of one of the other players that you’ve named that still deserve to wear the Arsenal badge!

  2. CTBlues says:

    I would love to hear the British commentators for the NFL game played in London just to hear how they butcher football. Or do they just get the US feed?

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