Andre Santos has joined Brazilian side Gremio for the remainder of the 2012/13 season.

The 29-year-old defender has featured 36 times for Arsenal since signing for the Club in August 2011.

He has scored four goals in that time, including one in the Gunners’ crucial 3-2 victory over West Bromwich Albion on the final day of last season, to help secure qualification to the Champions League for a 15th consecutive year.

An experienced Brazil international, Santos has previously enjoyed success in Turkey with Fenerbahce and in Brazil with Corinthians, Atletico Mineiro, Flamengo and Figueirense.

After finding opportunities limited this term, Santos now returns to Brazil’s Serie A - the Brasileirao - for more regular first-team football.

Everyone wishes Andre well for his time with the Tricolor.

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