André Santos loving life at Arsenal
André Santos, 29, was talking in a video interview on the club's official website and spoke of his delight at the warm reception he received from everybody at the club.
"It is fair to say that I have totally adapted. I feel very well, people here have received me with open arms, and I mean everyone, the Club, the staff and the fans.
"People recognise me on the streets and ask for photographs, people have great respect and charisma and they make me feel at home here. I’m super happy, I’ve adapted and now all I want is to make history with this club."
Having spent two years in Turkey, André Santos conceded there was a noticable step-up in quality between the two and stated his belief that the Premier League is the best league in the world at present.
"The Premier League is something different – it’s the best league in the world. It’s hard to play in, the pace is different, the fact that almost every pitch is wet makes the ball run more, the tackles are harder, and it’s just really good.
"I’m not saying that the Turkish league is not good, it has quality as well, but the Premier League is different from anything I’ve ever seen.”
Off-the-pitch, Arsenal fans have quickly taken André Santos to heart and the Brazilian has clearly been moved by the fans reaction to his arrival.
"It was a big surprise how people accepted me here,” the Brazilian admitted.
"Especially when I was injured, a lot of people supported me and they were always asking when I was going to come back, saying that the team needs me and wishing me well.
"In the stadium people would see me in the stands and ask me to come back, there was also many ‘Get Well Soon’ messages on my Twitter account.
"All of that gave me the strength to carry on, and it all just contributes to my desire to work hard for this club and win titles in the red shirt."