Date: 2nd December 2011 at 5:46pm
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Robin van Persie has paid Andre Santos the ultimate compliment by saying he reminds him of Brazilian legend Roberto Carlos.

Speaking to arsenal.com the in form striker hailed the impact the left back had had since joining the club, and he’s been pleased to see him develop in the way he has.

‘When he first arrived I remember him saying he’d need 5 or 6 games before things would really kick off for him. It was true, he’s grown stronger and fitter in every game and what I really like about him is his confidence on the ball.’

Making the comparison with Roberto Carlos, RVP added.

‘He’s firstly a left back, but he’s so much more than that. He gets the ball to his feet, plays one twos, looks after the ball with style and plays a bit like Roberto Carlos. I love his play.’

High praise indeed and probably justified with how Santos has grown in the first team over the season.

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