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Arthur backed to become the leader of Barcelona’s midfield

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The Brazilian has the backing of former club Gremio

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Gremio president Romildo Bolzan has been talking about the club’s former midfielder Arthur and believes he has the quality to become the leader of the Barcelona midfield.

The Brazilian has had a difficult second season at Barcelona. He’s missed chunks of the season through injury, and his future is currently the subject of much speculation.

Arthur has made it clear he does not want to leave this summer, despite interest from Juve, and Bolzan is backing him to go on and become a huge hit at the Camp Nou.

“Arthur is a very good player technically. It’s true that he’s going through a phase where he hasn’t met expectations, but he’ll be important to any club he’s on. At Gremio, he was a great player,” he said.

“Arthur has all the technical conditions to be the leader of the Barça midfield. I’m surprised that there is talk of his future and that Barça can let him go. I prefer Arthur to Pjanic.”

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Arthur’s last start came in the Clasico defeat to Real Madrid but he will be hoping to get the nod for Barca’s first game back against Real Mallorca on June 13.