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Barcelona signing Arthur: I am neither Xavi nor Iniesta, I am Arthur

New Barcelona signing Arthur is eager to duck comparisons with the club's greats.

The former Gremio midfielder wants to be judged on his own merits.

"I am very happy to be here, it has always been my dream since I was a child to come to Barcelona so it is a very important day," he said to reporters.

"I am neither Xavi nor Iniesta, I am Arthur.

"Just comparing myself with these two players is fantastic, I don't hide my passion for them, and I have always admired them.

"They are similar and I can't tell you which one I have more characteristics in common with.

"I have to prove to everyone why I am here.

"I know what they have done and I have them as a reference point in this club, and that is my goal; work hard to get as close as possible to their level.

"I will enjoy playing alongside great players and I will go through difficult times, but I will try to learn from them."

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