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Santos seals dream move

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Arsenal have completed the signing of Brazilian international defender Andre Santos from Fenerbahce.

The 28-year-old left-back becomes Gunners boss Arsene Wenger's fourth signing of the summer, and comes in to fill the void left by the departed Gael Clichy and Armand Traore, who moved to Manchester City and QPR respectively.

With 22 caps for his country, Santos brings with him a wealth of experience, having also represented the Turkish Sper Lig champions since 2009 where he made a further 52 appearances and scored 10 goals.

"Santos is a quality player, with the ability to both defend well and get forward and help with attacks," confirmed Wenger. "He has experience in the Champions League and for Brazil and has proven he can deliver at the highest level.


 

"We welcome Santos to the club and look forward to him having a big impact for us."

Upon his arrival at the Emirates Stadium after having talks and undergoing a medical, Santos expressed his excitement at completing his Barclays Premier League move.

"I am delighted to have signed for Arsenal," he said. "It was one of my dreams to play for a major European football club and I have accomplished this. I am very happy to be part of this team.

"All the Brazilians who came to this club spoke wonders about it and I am delighted to be part of the Arsenal family."

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