Is Barcelona's Arthur on strike?

Is Barcelona's Arthur on strike?

In arguably one of the absurd summer transfers, Barcelona's Arthur is set to join Juventus with Miralem Pjanic heading the other direction, and this might explain the Blaugrana midfielder's recent behavior.

Arthur has reportedly flown back to his native Brazil without permission from the Catalan giants, as his teammates prepare for the return of the Champions League.

The 23-year-old did not feature in Barca's final six games of the LaLiga campaign, and according to the Evening Standard, he is not looking to play in the Champions League either.

The paper says that Arthur went to Brazil without permission and he failed to turn up to Barcelona's training ground for COVID-19 testing on Monday.

Quique Setien's side will reportedly take disciplinary action against the Brazil international, who has turned out 21 times for Barcelona during the 2019-20 LaLiga campaign.

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