Ex Barcelona technical director, Robert Fernandez has come out to say that it would be a mistake if Arthur is allowed to join Juventus in the summer.
Fernandez believes Arthur is not going anywhere because he is a player who has everything to become an important player at the Spanish club.
According to him, the youngster just needs a coach to bring out the football he has to offer so he can fit seamlessly right next to Sergio Buquets in midfield.
He added that Arthur has an extraordinary quality and pure FCB DNA to make him stand out on the pitch.
His words, “I don’t think Arthur is leaving. We are going through a particular moment where a lot of news is not checked well enough,”
“I sincerely think it would be a mistake if he is sold because he is a young player. When we signed him we paid a large amount due to his qualities, age and projection. We thought he was going to have big growth at Barca and now I think he deserves a better status.
“His first season was good but, after that, he hasn’t been driven towards favourable situations. In addition, he suffered some small injuries which probably made it harder to have continuity in the starting line-up but we are still speaking about a player with huge individual skill, with Barcelona DNA even if he didn’t grow in La Masia.
“He is a player who has everything to become an important player.”
“He must find the coach able to bring out the football he has inside,”
“He did great with Valverde in his first season, the coach found the ideal role for him next to Busquets but he hasn’t had continuity in this season. The first season is used to be the adaptation one and he did great. He played very well at a high level and we were all delighted with him.
“I can’t understand discussing a player who not long ago made you happy. I think when something was working and is now not at his best, it is important to keep the same perception and style.
“If he played well in the first season, why didn’t he reach that level in the second one? I’ve seen he doesn’t finish the games and this is a big mistake, it brings you to an uncomfortable situation. You can think about a player that he is not in a good physical rhythm but to increase it, you must make him suffer and to play 90 minutes.
“I hope he gets brought in more in the next season and he can become the important player he must be because he has an extraordinary quality and pure FCB DNA.”