By Joe Brewin

Andre Santos says he is learning to adapt to the demands of English football.

The Brazilian has featured regularly for Arsène Wenger’s first team since his move from Fenerbahce in the summer, providing strong competition for Kieran Gibbs at left-back.

Santos has already equalled former left-back Gael Clichy’s goal tally for the Club in just seven appearances, hitting vital goals against Olympiacos and Chelsea so far this season.

The 28-year-old is finding his feet at Emirates Stadium - along with the Club’s other new signings.

“English football is indeed very different,” said Santos. “But I’m adapting well, I’m getting used to playing more at the back and reading the game better. But I will still go forward if I have the opportunity.

“I think all our new signings integrated really well into the team, the squad is of high quality and I hope to make a difference to Arsenal’s campaign.

“The top four is where Arsenal deserves to be,” he added. “It’s an excellent club, one that has been home to many great players, with an outstanding manager and a great squad.

“I hope we can improve with every round to climb the table and keep pushing forward.”

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3 Nov 2011