Brazil bos Tite was full of praise for Arthur after he made his debut for the national team in their friendly win over the United States.
Arthur replaced Fred on the hour mark and certainly seems to have impressed his boss with his performances.
“Arthur articulates the game and is positional, re-programming passes,” he said.
”He encourages the opponent to mark somebody, but then he tricks them by changing his side and redirecting the pass. He has the ability to make a pass for the passer.
”He makes transition happen. He can collect the ball close to the defenders and give it to Philippe Coutinho or Neymar.
”He makes this transition happen, taking part in the first or second movement, and he does it with impressive ability. I spoke to Roger Machado and told him ‘this player finds ways out’.
”He always finds the best escape, the best pass out. Even if he doesn’t provide the assist, he comes up with the pass that will help a player in attack to be found in space.”
Source | Marca
Arthur certainly seems to be impressing the right people. Lionel Messi compared him to Xavi earlier in the week, and he’s really made an impact since arriving in Europe.