Things start to work out for Arthur Melo away from Barcelona. The Brazilian started Juventus' victory in the Italian Super Cup, which showed the confidence of Andrea Pirlo. In addition, the Italian press is beginning to praise his work, according to Alessandro Bazzoni.
Between injuries and the fact that adaptation to Italian football is not easy, Arthur Melo's start at Juventus was not easy. In fact, he had so far had few great matches and had only offered a few glimpses.
Finally, in the Italian Super Cup, it was his time. Andrea Pirlo bet on the Brazilian in the eleven accompanying Bentancur in a 4-4-2, and left a good display of work and creation that helped to the final victory against Napoli (2-0).
Arthur's sins remain the same. He is a footballer who sometimes overdrives the ball and finds it difficult to be vertical, but against Gennaro Gattuso's men he left good deeds that earned him the praise of Pirlo ; and of numerous Italian media outlets.
Now he is back, he is fine and has played important games. Tonight he has shown his value, he is an important player who gives us great quality, we take care of him closely ', said the Juve coach in the press room.
And from the outside, the press behaved with him. 'He has already made sense of his arrival in Turin,' wrote 'TuttoSport'. 'La Gazzetta dello Sport' also spoke of Arthur's good work in an article where he highlighted Cuadrado, Chiesa, Kulusevski and Bernardeschi as Pirlo's 'arrows'.
In addition, after the game, the historic former 'bianconero' Ravanelli seconded Pirlo's words on television with the following words that expressed a lot of knowledge and at the same time respect for the player: 'In my opinion, Arthur's performance was the decisive . He was the extra man in the middle of the field, he always verticalized and often found Kulusevski between the lines.
I think we have seen the best Arthur of the season both in the construction phase and in the destruction phase and the entire midfield has benefited,' he added.
Arthur moved to Barcelona on 2018, when the agreement between F.C. Barcelona and Grmio F-B was announced. P. A. for the transfer of the player in exchange for 31 million euros more in variables. On July 28, he played his first game as a starter and would also score his first goal against Tottenham Hotspur in a preseason match corresponding to the International Champions Cup.
On August 12 he started in the final of the Spanish Super Cup against Sevilla F.C., where he won his first title. On October 3, he started for the first time in the Champions League in the 2-4 victory at Wembley against Tottenham Hotspur F. C. On October 28, he played his first classic against Real Madrid C. F. that ended with a 5-1 victory. From that moment he would become a fixture in the starting lineup playing as the organizing midfielder. On April 28, 2019, he was champion of the League.
On June 29, 2020, the Catalan team made it official that it had reached an agreement with Juventus FC for his transfer in exchange for 72 million euros plus ten in variables and that he would join the Italian team once the official competitions of the season.14 On July 27, he informed the club that he had no intention of returning to the team and was staying in Brazil on vacation.15 He was reminded that he did not have a permit and, due to his absence, a disciplinary file was subsequently opened.