Now that Arthur is in the building, it’s time to find out just what he said on his first full day as a Barça player.
After arriving on Wednesday afternoon, Thursday brought the 21-year-old Brazilian midfielder’s official signing, presentation, and press conference.
Here are the highlights of what he had to say:
On signing with Barça:
“It’s a day full of emotions.”
"I'm very happy. It's always been a dream to play for Barça."
“Wearing the Barça jersey is a dream come true for me and I will enjoy it, because I am with great players.”
On his new teammates and manager:
"I want to make history at this Club and I'm going to work hard to do it. I'm sure I'll learn a lot from my teammates."
“I hope to learn a lot from them, as well as from the coaching staff.”
“I’m anxious to absorb the knowledge of Ernesto Valverde.”
On the Barça philosophy:
“It’s a style of play that I like and that I’ve seen since I was little.”
On being compared to Xavi and Iniesta:
"Xavi and Iniesta are players who I've always admired. It's an honor to be compared to them."
“I like having the ball and controlling play.”