Emirates Stadium boss ready to swing the axe.
Arsenal are ready to sell Andre Santos in January after growing fed up with his performances and attitude, Goal.com has learned.
The defender, who is facing the axe from the starting XI for the Champions League match at Schalke on Tuesday night, is likely to be offloaded to Turkey or his native Brazil if Arsene Wenger can find a replacement in the forthcoming window.
Arsenal will now listen to offers for the Brazil international, although they will not expect to recoup the £6.2 million that they paid Fenerbahce to sign him in the last hours of the 2011 summer window.
Whilst Andre Santos’s decision to accept, or indeed request, Robin Van Persie’s Man United shirt at half-time during Arsenal’s defeat at Old Trafford was not a wise one it is certainly not the only reason the Brazilian’s Gunners career is all but over.
The 29 year old has looked hopeless in recent weeks and is footballing display last weekend was far more worrying than his off-field antics.
The former Fenerbahce man has looked off the pace, positionally inept and is seemingly unable to cross the ball with any semblance of quality. All these characteristics are fairly crucial of a full-back and Arsene Wenger appears to have to have run out of patience with the wide-man.
With Kieran Gibbs on hand and Thomas Vermaelen able to play in a wide defensive role if needed there seems little reason to keep Santos and as this source points out, and decent offer would perhaps be accepted in January and Galatasaray have openly courted Santos and could perhaps offer him a way out in January.