After his loan deal back to Brazil, Arsenal defender Andre Santos has revealed that he is disappointed that his move from Fenerbache to Arsenal did not work out, but he has assured that he will return to the Gunners.
He has joined Gremio on loan until the end of this season but he regrets that his time at Arsenal was affected by injury and the signing of Nacho Monreal.
“I am not going to lie and say I was not disappointed,” he told the Evening Standard. “This was a last-minute deal and a clear message to me that I would not start for the rest of the season.
“Monreal is a good player and he will be able to help Arsenal. However, since I play in the same position as him, yes I was disappointed.
“I thought this was my chance to get back into the team, play some games, and get back to the form that me, the manager and the fans were expecting from me.
“I wish things could have worked out better. I started very well, got injured a couple of times and I have not been able to get back to my best form. Things did not work out as well as I expected. I am not satisfied.
“Hopefully, when I am back, I will be on top of my game and then I will be able to help the team the way I want to.”
He also revealed that he was on good talking terms with Arsene Wenger before he left.
“He gave me a hug and told me Arsenal would always welcome me back with open arms,” and left with a message for supporters.
“I have all my respect to the fans of Arsenal.”