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Luiz Felipe Scolari: 'Arthur can replace Andres Iniesta at Barcelona'

Scolari: 'Arthur can replace Iniesta'
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Former Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari claims that new signing Arthur is capable of replacing Andres Iniesta at Barcelona.

Former Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has tipped Arthur to be a success at Barcelona.

Earlier in 2018, the Catalan giants confirmed that the young Brazilian had been signed ahead of next season having impressed for Gremio.

Scolari worked with the 21-year-old during the early stages of his career, and feels that the midfielder is a suitable replacement for Andres Iniesta.

The 69-year-old told Mundo Deportivo: "I was the technician who gave Arthur his debut with Gremio. Arthur is a player with characteristics similar to Iniesta.

"These last two years he had improved a lot with Renato Gaucho as coach. I am very happy with his signing for Barca. I think he will fit in very well."

Iniesta is currently being linked with a move to the Chinese Super League.

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