Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Brazil international left back Andre Santos from Fenerbahce.
Having sold Gael Clichy earlier this transfer window to Manchester City, Arsene Wenger found himself with just one left back in Kieran Gibbs, but the young Englishman’s frequent injury trouble forced Arsenal into the market.
“Santos is a quality player, with the ability to both defend well and get forward and help with attacks,” said 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.”
Santos himself was equally jubilant.
“I am delighted to have signed for Arsenal,” said the Brazilian.
“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.”
Santos will wear the number 11 shirt for Arsenal.