29
Aug

Arsenal set to sign André Santos


Written by Chris Wheatley

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Arsenal have agreed a fee in the region of £6million with Fenerbahce for Brazilian left-back André Santos, according to reports in Turkey.

The Turkish side confirmed to the Istanbul Stock Exchange that Santos is in talks with an un-named club, although Gooner Talk understands that a £6million bid from Arsenal has already been accepted.

Santos, who will provide competition for injury-prone Kieran Gibbs at left-back, is expected to fly to London tomorrow ahead of penning a 4-year deal with Arsene Wenger’s side and undergoing a medical.

The 28-year-old has played for Brazil on 22 occasions and joined Fener from Corinthians in 2009, while his signing will provide much-needed cover in the full-back position for Wenger after the departures of Gael Clichy and Armand Traore.

Meanwhile, myself and The Goon Blog will be hosting a Live Transfer Deadline Day blog from tomorrow morning, with all the latest information being sourced and revealed in what is expected to be a busy day for Arsenal.


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louis
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louis
4 years 7 months ago

his good going forward from left back but cant defend. just like our whole team. good with the ball but very poor without it.

gunnerman
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gunnerman
4 years 7 months ago

Fantastic News!! He is a very stylish player. Very CHEAP for a DECENT PLAYER!!!

Damien
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Damien
4 years 7 months ago

Excellent. Another on the cheap signing. A average left back instead of a top quality one. WTF is going on at the club!?

Geoff
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Geoff
4 years 7 months ago

Never trust a Brazilian with two names.

Dan
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Dan
4 years 7 months ago

@Damien: How do you know he is average? Are you telling me your an avid watcher of Turkish Football? He can’t be that average with 22 caps for Brazil – I think he will prove to be a decent signing.

reece
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reece
4 years 7 months ago

damien, name a top LB thats available? yeah idiot, also don’t judge people on the past but on how they play for the damn team

Lambert
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Lambert
4 years 7 months ago

Lads, if he cant defend, then why is he the Brazilian national team first choice LB?

Nick
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Nick
4 years 7 months ago

He’s cheap because he’s coming from Turkey. And no player that is a regular starter for Brazil is poor. He’s quality, but not the answer to all our problems. We still need 3 more central players.

scatman john
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scatman john
4 years 7 months ago

never trust a brazilian with one name nower days…. denilson

AG
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AG
4 years 7 months ago

Some of the comments is that he is a decent defender. A few weeks with coaching at Arsenal and he will be useless.

natty
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natty
4 years 7 months ago

Mark my words, Wenger has gone mad and should be locked up in the basement at the Emirates. First the Korean now this guy, SHAMBLES!!!

LewGooner
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LewGooner
4 years 7 months ago

Gilberto Silva – not a bad player with two names

Damien – do you have that much knowledge of the player before judging him???
I don’t but on arsenal action there have bee some arsenal fans from turkey and cyprus speaking very highly of him.

jim
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jim
4 years 7 months ago

he cant even wear his top the right way round

Biscuit
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Biscuit
4 years 7 months ago

@ Geoff what about Roberto Carlos?

Salsa
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Salsa
4 years 7 months ago

this guy sucks

Samuel
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Samuel
4 years 7 months ago

@natty:

Yeah to think he is buying Brazil’s first choice left back! What a mental! And also Monaco’s best player who fans of French football rave about and was to go to the champions! What is he thinking? Why isn’t he buying Messi?

Morons everywhere...
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Morons everywhere...
4 years 7 months ago

Unbelievable… Wenger signs an experienced brazilian international and people complain!? I mean WHAT. THE. F*CK. is wrong with our ‘supporters’!?

JSP
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JSP
4 years 7 months ago

God help us!!!

Wikipedia has him down as ours already. I bet the Turks couldn’t wait to update the website…..quick let’s get rid of the pile of poo!!! 🙂

Hifi
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Hifi
4 years 7 months ago

What’s going on at Arsenal? They don’t have a sugar daddy owner, that’s what is going on. They are careful with the transfer and that is good. Otherwise they could end up to be another Leeds with the stadium payments on their back.

frankie frankie
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frankie frankie
4 years 7 months ago

Wenger has left it so late to sign a player i think this m,ay have been the best option out there at the moment. The fact that Enrique looks so good for liverpool makes it harder to understand why wenger didn’t try for him but i will take andre santos over traore and gibbs.

JSP
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JSP
4 years 7 months ago

Surely alarm bells should be ringing at The Emirates. After all it’s a player we are interested in that Liverpool aren’t after as well once they see we want him!!!
See they want Benihill from Chelsea now just because Arsenal have been linked with him!
Joe Cole, Stewart Downing, Gary Cahill, etc etc. The Scousers do their transfer dealing like Moanrinho…lets see who Arsenal are after!!!

Arsenal
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Arsenal
4 years 7 months ago

He’s the equivalent of Jose Enrique, and has been capped 26 by Brazil, hardly a bad player if you ask me. He provides experience and I think we can all agree, better than Gibbs or Traore (thank god for leaving). Not super star, but he’ll do the job day in day out.

ARNOLD JAY
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ARNOLD JAY
4 years 7 months ago

WE JUST NEED TO FORGET THIS RUSHED DECISION AND FOCUS ON BUILDING A TEAM WITH THESE PRESENT PLAYERS

bobbyp
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bobbyp
4 years 7 months ago

Geoff, that was very funny fella. Made me laugh. Cheers.

Clive P
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Clive P
4 years 7 months ago

I am relieved Gibbs cannot last a season and we have a man at left back. I’m happy. Need Cahill, M’villa next to make 4 after our Korean friend. then back in January for a big name centre forward. We have to make Arsenal attractive again.

Jonas
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4 years 7 months ago

we have to buy cahill not santos because we can let vermaelen play on the left -back!

manuel
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manuel
4 years 7 months ago

well at least his 28 with 22 international caps which means his expeienced, and good with the ball.

leitrimgooner
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leitrimgooner
4 years 7 months ago
waht the feck is going to happen next at the soap opera that is arsenal where is baines, a striker no one has heard of no CB or Cm my god every body knows what arsenal needs the players they need its been that way for five years its pathetic goining to the emerites is a pricy day out not to mention away days jerseys arent cheap sky to watch that tripe against man utd still thay wont listen to the fans im getting fed up and fast no ambition just worried about the bank balance mid table mediocoraty awaits
Nick
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Nick
4 years 7 months ago
Great news! So much has been made of Arsenal’s need for central defenders and mid-fielders that not many have mentioned the need for a left-back. Traore has gone today and Gibbs has never looked good enough to me to step into Cliche’s boots…..so Good Luck Andre Santos! In Wenger I Trust 100%. Shame on you Gooners that doubt him. It’s the board who are to blame for not being more transparent to the supporters about how much exactly Wenger has to spend. 10% of my salary goes on 2 Arsenal season tickets. The board should swallow their Old Etonion views… Read more »
GoonerGaz
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GoonerGaz
4 years 7 months ago

I know nothing of this guy, but he maybe on his way to Inter instead to replace Davide Santon.

Jonas
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4 years 7 months ago

FUCK SANTOS AND BUY CAHILL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The royal arsenal
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The royal arsenal
4 years 7 months ago

This is so sad. He sucks and second rate like the rest of the current squad. Cheap bastards buying average talent.

Oskar
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Oskar
4 years 7 months ago

Don’t forget that he comes with Champions League experience as well! Great buy if it happens

Van Plenty
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Van Plenty
4 years 7 months ago

Dont tell me he will be loaned out to FC Salonica until the end of the season or Fernebache want 7.5m and Wenger decides to pull the deal.

Jakup
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4 years 7 months ago
Santos! Probably a good choice in the given circumstances, but let me say few words at what is actually trully going on at Arsenal FC. As days go by, we have come to finally understand that it is not only Venger’s fault why Arsenal is crumbling down, and why they have applied the youth policy in the club. It appears that there is a consensus in the Arsenal board to continue with this policy with all its costs. The reason being: it is financially more viable than investing more money and winning silverware. This explains why Arsen Wenger is spared… Read more »
kc
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kc
4 years 7 months ago

Brilliant news!! Left back was a position we needed to replace for sure. I thought we missed out on a good deal for Enrique but all is well if we sign Santos. Now Cahill, Gotze, Park, and Bennayoun next and we’re in business.

True gooner
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True gooner
4 years 7 months ago
Thank you Nick- all this negativity jas affected our players and morale is far more important to a team then some £30mil marquee signing. Now admittedly a big name player can improve morale but we have to face facts-if there was a world class player available for £30mil then City, Chelsea. R.madrid, Malaga, that random russian club etc etc would have already signed them and given them £200,000 a week to boot. We can’t compete and I don’t want us to anyway-all those clubs are ruining the beautiful game and I don’t want to be a part of it. Arsenal… Read more »
Youri
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Youri
4 years 7 months ago

@Lambert:

His not in the first team, he is not even in the squad for the match against ghana. Inform yourself!

aw
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aw
4 years 7 months ago

hmm.. strange buy.. seems to be another offensive player as he plays left wing for FB >.< why, if we were after a lb, didnt we go after Enrique? Or Izaguirre or whoever who knows how to defend… yes, yes, lets give him a chance first.. obviously, but its a bit of a weird one for me.

bc
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bc
4 years 7 months ago

1 CB CAHILL
1 LB SANTOS
1 CM MVILA
1 AM SNEIJDER OR KAKA
1 CF PARK
1 RW BENNYHILL

THAT WILL DO ME FOLKS

LeePitt
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LeePitt
4 years 7 months ago
WTF is wrong with our fans??? I was at old Trafford and we sung our hearts out for team that lost 8-2 yet arm chair fans it on here slagging AW off all the time! Now we slag our manager for signing a LB who plays for brazil….. Shameless!!! Who was Sagna before we got him, who was trying to sign Vermarlern??? Cesc and Nasri I guess were shit too!! We need to start showing support not slagging off everyone….. Yes we got beat and badly and had some awful players and some not trying but do u really think… Read more »
adam t
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adam t
4 years 7 months ago

Should of bought Enrique for £5M, but at least its a buy! maybe…

Steve
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Steve
4 years 7 months ago

@Morons everywhere…:

Couldn’t agree with you more!!! This is ridiculous!! What do people want. This looks to be a fantastic signing! I like Park too. Arsenal will be OK. People need to relax!

john
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john
4 years 7 months ago

what a bunch of cheap skates the next i buy a ticket for the emirates i will put a bid in for £10 wonder if i get a ticket

Clive P
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Clive P
4 years 7 months ago
Football is becoming the ‘haves’ versus the ‘have nots’ – city v spurs, barca v villereal, Madrid, Man yoo v Arsenal…slaughters. We are in a position where we have to clarify our transfer strategy. Honesty is all fans want. I’m not one for 35m signings etc but I see no reason why Ashley young is playing for Man yoo when he trained over the hedge at Colney. there is plenty value out there still but we seem slow in our dealings. Jones, Smalling, Young ll targets lost. Sharpen up Arsenal. Santos is a good player. I’m happy if true. a… Read more »
pablo
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pablo
4 years 7 months ago

@Geoff: lol

YOUSSEF
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YOUSSEF
4 years 7 months ago

I don’t understand you arsenal fans:
you are asking for reinforcements and once it’s done, you are questionning the buy as if you are experts and you know all the players in the world.so shut the fuck off and trust the man who put your expectations in the level you are now !!!
don’t forget it, it’s because of him you’re asking for trophies…Think about it !

bc
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bc
4 years 7 months ago

What is wrong with peopl?, this fella has more international caps than Baines, Cissokho, Enrique, Clichy, Gibbs and Traore put together!

He is also an excellent winger!

£7m with Champions League experience

Abe
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Abe
4 years 7 months ago
@jonas, salsa, natty I think you 3 tw**s need to shut your pie-***s, spewing garbage from start to finish, makes us wonder if u are really Arsenal fans. At the moment, we are trying to solve the current problem, so we are digging more to find who is f***** with the club, is it AW, board, Stan or combination of two of these?! We don’t really need this now from you, we know what we need 2 CB, 1LB, 1MF, 1 CF. We don’t need AW’s excuses, we have the money, we are still in champion, we need to spend… Read more »
John
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John
4 years 7 months ago

Enrique would have been a safer option as he has PL experience the first question a manager should ask when signing a defender is can be tackle what’s his positioning like. These are the two most important qualities needed if he can offer something going its a bonus look at Sagna exellent full back not so great crossing the ball. The fact that we are signing an attacking wing back who is suspect defending sums up why the club got hammered by Utd its a f**king joke

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