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Setién's response to rumors: Arthur, starter against Athletic Club

Published:23/06/2020 - 21:20h

Updated:23/06/2020 - 23:25h

Quique Setién did not give too many surprises in the eleven to play against the Athletic Club, in which it was Arthur that has been news by his possible course

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During the last weeks, the interest of the Juventus of Turín by Arthur Melo has gone consolidating every time as more important. In fact, could accelerate his course before 30 June so that the FC Barcelona can square the balances of the present economic exercise in an operation in which it could go in Miralem Pjanic. Nevertheless, this season still will be important for the team.

Like sample of this, Quique Setién included him in the eleven headline to play in the Camp Nou against the Athletic Club. A party in which it could not be present Frenkie of Jong by fault of an injury in the sóleo, by what Arthur was the elected of the Cantabrian trainer to exert the function of 'brain' of the team in the centre of the field because of his capacity to give exit to the balloon from backwards.

The alignment of the technician santanderino against the Athletic Club hardly had surprises. Marc-André ter Stegen was again intocable in the goal culé, whereas the defence was formed by Nélson Semedo in the right side; Gerard Hammered and Clément Lenglet in the central axis of the saga; and Jordi Alba like left side. It is necessary to remember that Sergi Roberto was low by injury.

In the centre of the field, Quique Setién opted for accompanying to the already mentioned Arthur with Sergio Busquets and Arturo Vidal. The Catalan is suffering an important wear when being headline in all the parties contested from the resumption of LaLiga, whereas Arturo Vidal also is conviertiendo in an important player that has won his place to base of intensity and goals.

In the forward, for the first time since Quique Setién is the trainer of the first team of the FC Barcelona, could see together of start to Leo Messi, Luis Suárez and Antoine Griezmann. All they coincided some minutes in Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán against the Seville, but against the Athletic Club did it like headlines. It expects that this 'trident' was important so much in League as in Champions League.

An alignment without surprises

Like this then , the eleven elected of Quique Setién to play against the Athletic Club were Marc André ter Stegen; Nélson Semedo, Gerard Hammered, Clément Lenglet, Jordi Alba; Sergio Busquets, Arthur Melo, Arturo Vidal; Leo Messi, Antoine Griezmann and Luis Suárez. To fault of Frenkie of Jong, could say that it is the eleven of gala of the big parties, although Sergi Roberto also is used to to have prominence in the right side, where fight with Semedo.

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