·26 June 2020
·26 June 2020
Arthur is reportedly set to join Serie A champions Juve for €80million, with the more experienced Miralem Pjanic potentially heading in the opposite direction for €70m.
Barca take on Celta Vigo at Balaidos on Saturday and Setien insisted the former Gremio midfielder remains available for selection and could feature.
"I hope all this noise does not affect him and that if he plays, he tries to give the best of himself.
"Any player who is in such a situation must make it clear the season is not over, win a title and leave a good impression until the last day he is here.
"I do not take it for granted that he is going to leave. The club has not informed me Arthur is leaving. He will be with us until the last game of the season.
"If it happens, I will try to convince him to leave a good impression. The most important thing is to be honest until the last day and I am convinced he is."
"Since he has been with me, he has put a lot of interest in doing what we asked him to do," Setien said.
"Maybe he lacked a little continuity. It is not easy to change things in a footballer that other coaches told him were very good. When they tell him it is very good to keep the ball and we come and we want to play two touches, it is difficult.
"Yes, it's possible he lacked some physicality, but he is on the right track."