Andre Santos: Flamengo sign Brazilian from Arsenal

Arsenal have sold left-back Andre Santos to Brazilian side Flamengo.

The 30-year-old joined the Gunners from Turkish side Fenerbahce in a £6.2m move in August 2011 but struggled to establish himself in the side.

Andre Santos at Arsenal

Appearances: 33

Goals (all competitions): 3

He went back to his native Brazil to join Gremio on loan in January 2013 following Arsenal's signing of left-back Nacho Monreal from Malaga.

Santos, who was on loan at Flamengo during the 2005-06 season, has now joined the club on a permanent basis.

A statement on Arsenal's website said: "Everybody at Arsenal would like to thank Andre for his contribution to the club and we wish him well for his future career."

Santos was hampered by a knee injury in December 2011 during his first season with the Gunners.

He made 33 appearances for the club and scored three goals, before joining Flamengo for an undisclosed fee.