Posted on Tuesday, 12th February 2013 by Tony Merakli
The Brazilian featured just 12 times in all competitions for The Gunners, starting just six games.
At first I thought it was a mistake to let him leave but after scouring the squad I think we will survive without him.
Despite Monreal being the only natural left-back currently fit in our squad, should the Spaniard pick up a knock we do have a few players amongst the ranks that can fill in. We have of course Bacary Sagna, who can play in this position, Francis Coquelin, who although is more effective in the midfield, showed in the past that he can play as a full-back, and Carl Jenkinson is another option to consider.
To be honest, I would feel safer having one of those three aforementioned names in the side than Santos, that’s how bad the Brazilian has been for us!!! And Wenger obviously feels the same way.
Fact is, Santos is not a player who should be representing Arsenal. I wish him well but I don’t particularly want to see him come back to the club after his loan spell expires. Hopefully Gremio sign him on a permanent basis after.
Has Wenger taken a risk by letting Santos leave?
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