Juventus have confirmed that midfielder Arthur will miss the start of the Serie A season after successfully undergoing knee surgery.
The Brazilian international will be sidelined for the first weeks of Juve’s search to win back the Scudetto from Inter, which will start away at Udinese on 22 August.
After his move from Barcelona in June 2020 – in an agreement that saw Miralem Pjanic go in the opposite direction – Arthur played 32 times in all competitions during his debut season with the Bianconeri.
The central midfielder scored his first goal for the club in a 2-0 win over Bologna in January.
. @arthurromelo underwent successful surgery.
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– JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) July 16, 2021
The 24-year-old suffered a knee injury during his team’s showdown with Atalanta the previous month, but has decided to postpone any surgery until after the season ends.
The club confirmed on its official website that the surgery was successful, with a recovery time of around three months.
Juventus will be led this season by the returning Massimiliano Allegri, who returned for a second period after previously leading them to five consecutive league titles and two Champions League finals between 2014 and 2019.
The bianconeri were denied their tenth consecutive national title last season, with a disappointing fourth place culminating in the farewell of Andrea Pirlo.