It's been a long time since my last contribution in the forum, but I'll do my best to collaborate with this discussion, for one reason above all others: Arthur is SO. FUCKING. GOOD.
I agree with MaestroPifador: he's the most talented Grêmio "offspring" since Ronaldinho.
Arthur's biggest assets are his dribbling, his passing, his teamwork and his overrall smartness on reading the game correctly. This makes him the kind of midfielder that controls the actions on the midfield, dictating the pacing of the team as he makes the ball run wherever he wants it to run. But okay, let's talk about numbers.Dribbling
: IMO, the one big mistake on the current set (which is a very good set, BTW) it's Arthur's DA. His amazing capacity of controlling the ball and dribbling with it almost glued to his feet is one of his most recognizable traits. Arthur's DA is unparalelled in Grêmio, and I'd say it's on par with Brasileirão's finest dribblers (like Thiago Neves, D'Alessandro and Dudu). His dribbling style (combining insane DA and good AGI) looks similar to Zé Roberto's, for example. It's very rare to see Arthur lose possession of the ball, and most of the times he does that thanks to pure DA. I'd say he's mid to high yellows on DA (as he develops his game, he may even be orange/red DA material in the next couple of years).Passing
: Maybe his best skill as a midfielder. Arthur's passing completion statistics are insane. There where games he simply didn't miss a single pass - and that's a pretty impressive achievement, since he's almost a deep-laying playmaker, often performing difficult long passes and through balls. His short passes are specially outstanding: always with great precision and speed on the ball. I'd say he's around 83-85 at SPA and 84-86 on SPS. The current long passing stats on this set seem spot on to me.Teamwork
: As I've said earlier, Arthur dictates his team's rhytm. He succeeds in doing that because he's always seeking to control the midfield's actions. Whenever the SBs advance, he aproaches the flanks to give them the option for a 1-2 (one of Renato Portaluppi's Grêmio most dangerous combinations, BTW). Whenever the CBs are in possession of the ball on the defence, he backtracks and asks for the ball. Whenever the CF is holding the ball with his back at the opponent's defenders, Arthur gets near him to give him the option to pass the ball. He's constantly moving near the ball, wherever it is. The current TW value on this set is OK for him, but 1-3 points higher may replicate Arthur's movements better ingame.Smartness
: maybe the most difficult thing to replicate in PES. Arthur is very good at making decisions: when to pass, when to hold the ball, when to dribble, where to move in the pitch, when to make a charge to intercept a pass, etc. Usually, a good combination of ATT, DEF and RES could replicate him well. I have no suggestions for this one (I'm not familiarized with PSD's standards for those three stats, so you guys may know much better than me about it). We should be careful about his AGG, though, since he's not a incisive player, who tries to perform killer passes, mid-range shots or overrall goal situations.
Appart from those suggestions/thoughts, I'd like to suggest two last things to consider about the current set: MENT and Condition/Fitness. Arthur is a very mature player for his age. He, Geromel and Kanneman are, by far, Grêmio's most consistent players. His performance rarely drops, even when he's tired or playing a decisive game (look at the Libertadores' finals and you'll know what I'm talking about). His MENT and condition should be, respectively, high greens-low yellows and 6-7, in my humble opinion (since we don't have the "consistency" stat for a while now).
Here's a video about him, where you guys will be able to have a better insight on my thoughts about this excellent player:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3z50JNRU5k