By Kathryn Batte For Mailonline
Published: 14:50 BST, 15 September 2020 | Updated: 14:50 BST, 15 September 2020
Miralem Pjanic claimed it would have been strange to see Lionel Messi in another shirt this season as he was finally unveiled as a Barcelona player.
Pjanic, who was part of a swap deal which involved Arthur joining his former side Juventus, was delayed arriving in Spain after testing positive for coronavirus in August.
The midfielder will take Arthur's No 8 shirt which has also been worn by club legend Andreas Iniesta. The 30-year-old spoke about his pride at signing for the Catalan club and the importance of club captain Messi remaining at the Nou Camp.
Miralem Pjanic was unveiled as Barcelona's new No 8 after his arrival was delayed by Covid-19
Messi asked to leave