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FC Barcelona News: 20 July 2018; Arthur Takes Part in Interview, Lucas Digne Celebrates Birthday

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Interview Arthur: ‘I have admired Barça’s style of play from a young age’ | FC Barcelona
Following his arrival at the Club, Barça TV have produced ‘Benvingut Arthur’ (Welcome Arthur), an interview with the Brazilian midfielder in the home changing room at the Camp Nou. The new signing reflects on his career, his life so far, and what it means to have become a Barça player.

Barcelona still feel Andres Iniesta’s presence despite move to Vissel Kobe - Arthur | ESPN
“He [Iniesta} really is an idol,” Arthur, 21, told ESPN. “Even just for wearing the same shirt for so many years and winning so many trophies; it is already an honour for me. For everything he has already done here, for everything the club represents for him.

The last time Barça and Milan squared off in the United States | FC Barcelona
It’s been 15 years since Ronaldinho led Barça to a 2–0 victory over AC Milan in the United States. It was the summer of 2003, and Frank Rijkaard’s team was just getting its first taste of Ronnie’s magic, which would be the beginning of a great era for the club.

Lucas Digne receives birthday well wishes in morning training | FC Barcelona
The FC Barcelona first team continued their routine of morning training sessions on Friday, with Ernesto Valverde’s men in action on Pitch 7 at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper. The session -the first of two, with an afternoon workout to come- featured the available first team players plus Barça B’s Palencia, C. Pérez, Monchu, Abel Ruiz, Riqui Puig, Collado, J. Cuenca, Mingueza and Cucurella. Rafinha undertook specific work separate from the group.

It’s time for Dembele to show what he can do | Marca
Ousmane Dembele has to approach his second season a Barcelona player with a fresh mindset, forgetting his difficult debut campaign. The Frenchman had a tough first year at the club as he was often a victim of injuries, allowing him to play only 23 of the 59 official team games.

The La Masia stars looking to make an impression on Barca’s US tour | Sport
The coach defended himself, saying he had a very large squad and signings of big players like Coutinho and Dembele had always happened at the club. Their arrival didn’t mean Barcelona didn’t believe in La Masia anymore.

Barca pursuing Juve’s Miralem Pjanic | Football Espana
Barcelona have not ruled out a move for Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic despite the Italian champions asking price of €80m, say reports. Gazzetta dello Sport say the Bianconeri do not wish to sell the Bosnian international but would be willing to listen to offers exceeding such an amount.

Barcelona loan Marc Cardona to Eibar | Marca
Eibar have officially finalised the transfer of Marc Cardona from Barcelona, with the striker to join the Basque club on a loan deal with a purchase option. The Catalan player has already passed his medical examinations and it is expected that he will make his first appearance for the team during Friday’s training session in Atxabalpe.

What is Eleven Sports? How to live stream La Liga in the UK
Following news of Eleven Sports’ acquiring of the rights to show La Liga and Serie A from BT Sport, fans will be wondering how they can follow Barcelona’s retention of their league title and, of course, Cristiano Ronaldo’s debut for Juventus following a sensational €100m transfer from Real Madrid.

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