Andre Santos is pulling no punches
Former Arsenal player Andre Santos has hit out at the Gunners for having a lack of ambition during the time he was at the club.
Santos joined Arsenal back in 2011 from Fenerbahce and only featured 33 times for the Gunners.
Two years later, he was loaned to Brazilian side Gremio.
After returning, Santos then left the club permanently that summer, joining Flamengo on a free transfer.
During Santos’ time at the club, Arsenal regularly featured in the top four.
They finished 3rd in his first season, but were 19 points off eventual winners Manchester City.
In his second season, Arsenal finished fourth and were again far off the title pace, but Santos had already left that February.
Now, Santos has hit out at the Gunners for lacking ambition during his time in north London.
‘At Arsenal I saw no ambition to win”
In an interview with UOL, as cited by the Mirror, Santos claims he ‘saw no ambition to win’.
“I couldn’t win the title but I was very happy at Arsenal. Living well, training, but at Arsenal I saw no ambition to win,” he explained.
“When I’m in a club, I want to lift the title, but I saw that Arsenal didn’t have that ambition. They played it seems that by playing. They lost and were laughing on the bus already.
“It looked like they were going to the office. I went there, did the work, and came home. I didn’t have that desire to win?”