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Interview Arthur: 'I have admired Barça's style of play from a young age'

Interview Arthur: 'I have admired Barça's style of play from a young age'

The Brazilian midfielder reflects on what it means to him to be an FC Barcelona player from his new home, the blaugrana dressing room

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. Read on for some of the most memorable quotes:

Beginnings

“When I was four-years-old my dad signed me up to a football school.”

"Football means everything, because it made me leave home at a young age and I had to leave my family.”

Arriving at Barça

“When I saw the name Barcelona I didn’t think about it twice. It is what I want for me and my family.”

“All the players in the world want to play for Barcelona and that makes the competition extremely tough and you have to overcome difficulties every day.”

Arthur, the footballer

“I like to have the ball, play short passes, quick touches. I enjoy controlling the midfield, controlling the rhythm of the game.”

Xavi and Iniesta

“Xavi and Iniesta are two big inspirations for mi and I need to follow in their footsteps.”

Playing with Messi

“There is nobody better than Leo Messi. I want to learn from him and from all of the other teammates as they are all stars.”

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