It appears the Brazilian and the in-demand Dutchman have become close friends and, in a recent interview with ESPN Brasil, Santos was asked about Van Persie as a player and person:
The 29-year-old replied:
‘He’s amazing. Besides being a great person, he is also one of my best friends at Arsenal. He is a guy who has given me full support.’
This obviously echoes what many have said at Arsenal and that is that RVP is very highly regarded amongst the players and staff at the club.