It had been the closest anyone got the Manchester United striker in the first 45 minutes. And fans were angry at the perceived lack of professionalism.
On Twitter, @LBFutbol wrote: ‘Santos shouldn’t be allowed to come back on the pitch after that,’ while another added, ‘Incredible demonstration after that shambles of a 45 minutes from the “defender”.’
Others, including @GoonerTalk, said, ‘Unbelievable’, @wilforiley added, ‘Andre Santos… The single biggest joke to ever wear the Arsenal shirt’, and @EddieBaby66 wrote, ‘I present to you…. Andre Santos. Truly shocking’.
Van Persie quit the Gunners during the summer, completing a controversial £24million move to Manchester United, and he took under three minutes to find the net as he came up against his old club for the first time.
The striker didn’t celebrate his goal – gifted to him by Thomas Vermaelen – out of respect for the fans and players upon whom he turned his back.
And the gesture seemingly resonated with the men in purple and black, with Arsene Wenger first shaking hands with the Dutchman at the break, before Santos bounded the length of the pitch to ask for his shirt.
Source: Uk Mail
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