Arthur has been called up by Brazil for their friendlies against the United States and El Salvador in September.
Barcelona’s summer signing joins team-mate Philippe Coutinho in Tite’s squad after impressing since arriving at the Camp Nou from Gremio. However, there’s no place (yet at least) for Malcom.
OFFICIAL:— Seleção Brasileira (@BrazilStat) August 17, 2018
Tite has announced Brazil's first post-World Cup squad, featuring so many surprises: inclusions and exclusions. pic.twitter.com/MdqEZvjYF9
It’s not the first time that Arthur has received an international call-up, but he has yet to make his debut and will be hoping to get some minutes in September.
Arthur said he’s “very happy” with his call-up in a post on Twitter.
Muito feliz por ser convocado para representar o Brasil. Orgulho imenso por esse momento. Seja forte, tenha fé! pic.twitter.com/chgckKHbgA— Arthur Melo (@arthurhromelo) August 17, 2018
Tite has come up with a few surprises in his squad. There’s no Gabriel Jesus or Ederson, but Andreas Pereira gets a first call-up and youngster Lucas Paquetá is also included.