Anyone who follows Andre Santos on Twitter or Instagram, or, indeed, has paid even the slightest bit of attention to him at all since he joined, will know he’s a happy go lucky fella who always seems to have a smile on his face.
And despite being kept out of the side by Kieran Gibbs, a situation he’s not been used to during his career, he says he’s enjoying life at Arsenal, in London, and played down any talk of a move back to Turkey.
“There were some rumours that my name was involved in this possible comeback,” he t0ld the official site.
“I had people asking me on Twitter and even players from Fenerbache asking if it was true, but I’m very happy here at Arsenal and I hope to stay here at Arsenal for a long time.
“I have a contract and I’m very happy here, not only at Arsenal but in London too, it is a great city. The Arsenal fans are amazing, this is a great club, and I hope to stay here for a good while.”
And although he’s not playing as often as he’d like, he’s remaining positive.
“Of course it is hard,” he said. “At every club I’ve been at I’ve always played regularly.
“It is difficult to be on the bench, but we are a team, we are doing well and I’ll just keep on working hard so I can be back on the pitch regularly.”
With Gibbs out injured for tomorrow’s trip against Norwich, the Brazilian will start his first Premier League of the season and fingers crossed he can contribute and give Arsene Wenger something to think about as the campaign goes on.