Given some time Edu believes that Santos will soon become a fan favourite and an able replacement for departed Frenchman Gael Clichy who joined Manchester City in the Summer.
Edu said on the situation:
He is a very good player and a very good guy.
With the ball he is technically fantastic, a typical Brazilian player.
But every Brazilian needs time to adapt to the league because the English league is so different. I am 100% sure that the fans will love him because he is very good with the ball.
I know the Brazilian players at Arsenal very well, all the Brazilians follow them. I follow Arsenal as well.
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Before he came to London, Andre [Santos] spoke to me and asked me about Arsenal – and it’s nice to see so many Brazilians here.
If they are here maybe it is because me, Sylvinho and Gilberto [Silva] did something good.
After having a horror debut for Arsenal against Blackburn the Brazilian bounced back well in his second appearance against Olympiakos where he scored a great goal and looked much better defensively. Do you think Santos has what it takes to become the regular left-back for Arsenal?