Now that Arsenal’s Brazilian defender Andre Santos has officially departed for his homeland for a loan spell that could potentially last a year, we have taken to the faithful twittersphere to bring you some of our favourite tweets paying tribute to the 29-year old.
Santos was renowned for his slightly un-athletic, stocky build and erratic defending which made for a turbulent stint with the Gunners with some high points such as key goals against Olympiacos, Chelsea and West Brom as he ventured fowards, however it is his wild position and tackling that he will be best remembered for and the infamous shirt-swap with Mr Van Persie while Arsenal were down at Old Trafford before the break.
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Here is a concoction of our favourite tweets:
Paulo Freitas @Cynegeticus
#AFC’s LB André Santos was unveiled by #Grêmio today, he signed a 1-year loan deal but can return to Arsenal in July:
Chaos in Gremio as Andre Santos eats his new club shirt at the welcome press conference.
Wenger Knows Best [email protected]
Does Santos’s exit have economic implications? Yes. But I am not responsible for the welfare of London’s restaurants.
With Andre Santos going to Gremio, Andrei Arshavin can finally relax on the Arsenal bench…:
BBC Sporf @BBCSporf
BREAKING: News reaches Arsenal fans, as Andre Santos completes his loan move to Brazilian side Gremio: