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5 biggest Arsenal transfer flops of the decade

5 biggest Arsenal transfer flops of the decade
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Andre Santos

Andre Santos
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Wenger signed the Brazilian as a last-minute recruit alongside Per Mertesacker and Yossi Benayoun.

Santos had one mission in solving Arsenal’s problems in the left-back position.

But the €7m signing was clearly not suited to Premier League football, with his lack of pace and poor positioning proving to be a real hindrance for Arsenal. So fans weren’t exactly overjoyed to see him.

The 36-year-old provoked the supporters even further by exchanging shirts with former Gunners star Robin van Persie midway into a 2-1 defeat against Manchester United.

Santos went on to play in Brazil, India, Switzerland and Turkey after leaving Arsenal in 2013.

He’s currently a free agent following his exit from Brazilian second division side Figueirense FC last January.

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