By Joe Brewin

Andre Santos had a big smile on his face as he left Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night after bagging his first goal for the Club.

The Brazilian scored Arsenal’s second in the 2-1 Champions League win over Olympiacos to leave Arsène Wenger’s side well-placed in Group F after two games.

Santos’ goal capped an impressive home debut for the left back and he admitted afterwards that his first strike in the red and white was a memorable one.

“It is always good to score a goal but it feels a bit more special when it’s the Champions League,” said Santos.

“I'm glad I've scored my first goal but the most important thing is to score with the Arsenal shirt on and to keep helping my team-mates.

“Obviously it feels great to be part of this Club's history.”

Santos is still adjusting to life in England following his move from Fenerbahce and he was quick to praise those who are making his transition as smooth as possible.

“I'm still adapting to the game and life here, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the people who're helping me,” he said.

“All the back room staff, the players and the manager are making me feel at home and I'm adapting slowly. But I'm sure that I'll be up to scratch soon.”

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29 Sep 2011