Arthur made his Barcelona bow in a pre-season win over Tottenham.
The midfielder who arrived at the club this summer scored an excellent goal to make it 2-0 to the Catalans in the first half.
Tottenham however equalised in the second period before the La Liga outfit won on penalties.
Arthur was impressive on his debut with Rafinha Alcantara even likening him to Xavi.
“He reminds me… I don’t like to make comparisons, but he has the touch of Xavi, the way that he touches the ball. He’s a great, great signing for Barcelona,” said Rafinha.
Munir El Haddadi opened the scoring for the Catalans before Arthur scored from outside the area to double their advantage.
Spurs drew level in the second half though before the Spanish giants won on penalties.
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Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel wants midfield star Adrien Rabiot to stay at the Parc des Princes, amid speculation the 23-year-old will sign for Barcelona before the transfer window slams shut.
The Frenchman, who missed out on Didier Deschamps’ World Cup-winning squad after struggling to secure regular game time last season with the Parisian giants under Unai Emery, has been given a new lease of life by Tuchel.
The German wants PSG to hold onto the midfielder and has urged Rabiot to sign a new contract extension, given his existing terms expire next summer.
However, with Blaugrana waiting in the wings to offer him a deal, Rabiot has a big decision to make over his future.
Although Barcelona have yet to table a substantial bid for his services, PSG are sending out all the right noises.
“I think there are still more levels for Rabiot to reach and I’m convinced there are still next levels to reach in this club, in his club where he comes from the youth academy,” Tuchel said ahead of his team’s friendly with Atletico Madrid stateside.
He added: “But we know about his contract situation and in this kind of situation it’s on the players to make a commitment.”