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."