Arsenal defender Andre Santos explains Van Persie shirt swap

Arsenal defender Ande Santos has spoken of his infamous shirt swapping incident with Manchester United striker Robin van Persie.

Arsenal defender Ande Santos has spoken of his infamous shirt swapping incident with Manchester United striker Robin van Persie.

Santos, now on-loan at Gremio, concedes his relationship with Arsenal fans suffered when he swapped shirts with Robin van Persie at half-time during a defeat at Manchester United in November.

He told the London Evening Standard: “You guys have a different culture than me and it is still very hard to understand why people hold this grudge over me.

“The relationship was very good until the incident with Van Persie. I have apologised and moved on.

“I have all my respect to the fans of Arsenal. Hopefully soon I will be back and giving them many happiness.”

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