Arsenal outcast not looking to return from loan

Arsenal defender Andre SantosArsenal flop Andre Santos has revealed that he would like to make his loan move to Gremio a permanent transfer this summer.

The Brazilian full-back left the Gunners earlier this year, after a series of below par Premier League appearances pushed way down the pecking order under manager Arsene Wenger.

Injuries to the likes of Kieran Gibbs hinted that he could be set for an increased role during the latter half of the season, but the Gunners elected to swoop for Nacho Monreal, allowing Santos to return to his homeland.

Initially, the 30-year-old said that he would like to return to London to prove himself at Arsenal, but now he has had a change of heart, insisting that he would be more than happy to be a Gremio player on a permanent basis:

“I’ll do my best to win titles. I have won titles at every club I have played for.” He is quoted by Sky Sports via Zero Hora.

“The staff, board and the players have all made me feel very welcome. There is no doubt that I want to stay.”

Santos signed for Arsenal on a long-term contract on the deadline day of 2011’s summer transfer window, as Wenger set about addressing immediate concerns regarding his squad.

After forcing his way into the Brazilian national team, much was expected of the defender, but he failed to adapt to Premier League football.

He had been linked with a switch to Turkey with Galatasaray, but a proposed move collapsed in January.

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