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August 30, 2011 / benwolfson08

The aftermath of D-Day at Old Trafford

After Sunday’s dismantling of the Gunners by Manchester United at Old Trafford, it was clear that Arsenal are going to need to make some significant splashes before the transfer window closes at 5 PM Aug. 31 for those of us in the States.

The 27 year old Santos made 25 league appearances for Fenerbahce last season, scoring five goals.

Arsenal has been blowing up my Twitter feed in the past week with rumors of players. It seems daily there are new players that the Gunners are linked to.

However, according to BBC Sport this afternoon there was some positive news regarding new players. It seems as though Arsenal have agreed to sign 27 year old Brazilian international Andre Santos from Turkish club, Fenerbahce for a fee of £6.2 million.

From searching Twitter reports it seems as though the deal is agreed upon and only depends on Santos flying to London to pass a medical.

Santos will be a welcome addition to a depleted Arsenal squad. The Gunners were without eight starters in Sunday’s blowout loss against Man U.

This is one of the better videos I’ve seen showing Santos versatility.

Arsenal have also agreed with South Korean captain Park Chu Young for a fee of £3-5 million to acquire the striker from Monaco.

According to BBC Sport Chu Young will complete his move to the Emirates on Tuesday, Aug. 30. after a medical.

With the hours counting down until the transfer window closes on Wednesday, we’ll see how Arsene Wenger will choose to spend the remaining money in his transfer budget — an amount estimated to be around £90 million.


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