On-loan Arsenal left-back Santos scores for Gremio

The 29-year-old defender grabbed the second goal for his new side in a surprising 3-0 win away against Brazilian champions Fluminense having joined the club earlier in February
Arsenal's on-loan left-back Andre Santos has already made a positive impact for Gremio, scoring their second goal in a 3-0 win against Fluminense in the Copa Libertadores.

The 29-year-old's new team picked up the surprise result away to last season's Brazilian title winners. Hernan Barcos opened the scoring in the 32nd minute, with Santos extending the lead nine minutes later.

Chilean forward Eduardo Vargas sealed the win in the 79th minute, and it is one that Barcos says was all about overcoming adversity.

"It was a result based on how the team managed to overcome difficulties," the Argentine told Fifa.com. "We had to better the match we played last week.

"If we always play like tonight, teams will find it very difficult to beat us in the Libertadores."

Santos sealed his move to Brazil earlier in February, with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger stating that he had suffered a loss of confidence after some poor displays while deputising for the injured Kieran Gibbs.

Following the signing of Nacho Monreal, Santos says he still has a future at Arsenal, and wants to return to the club on top form when his loan spells concludes at the end of the 2012-13 season.