Former Arsenal signing Andre Santos attacked by fan in Brazil

Former Arsenal defender Andre Santos was the subject of fan violence in his homeland.

Arsenal fans will not have fond memories of Andre Santos, but all will be disappointed to learn of the treatment meted out to the defender in Brazil.

Now playing for Flamengo, the left-back bore the brunt of fan anger after they lost 4-0 to Internacional on Sunday.

Brazilian website Lancenet reported that after the game, "Andre Santos was attacked with punches and kicks by a Flamengo fan."

The incident has angered his manager Ney Franco, who demanded: "This citizen has to be arrested. I hope the police at the Beira-Rio take appropriate action."

Flamengo, with Andre Santos, won the Brazilian Cup last season, but this defeat leaves them rock bottom of the Brasileiro in 20th with seven points from 11 games.

Santos played all 90 minutes in the loss, and while his lack of defensive nous was notorious at Arsenal when he played in the Premier League, nobody would seriously condone physically attacking him for this.

Santos is yet to comment on the incident.

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