Arthur Melo, the 'MVP' of the Barça-Villarreal


Arthur, the mix of Xavi and Deco that works perfectly in Barça

Published:25/09/2019 - 03:16h

Updated:25/09/2019 - 03:16h

Seeing the big performance of Arthur Melo this Tuesday against Villarreal, one asks why he didn't play the Saturday in Granada. A thing is clear: the Brazilian has to be indisputable in the XI of Barça

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It does around 15 years, in the FC Barcelona gave an usual situation in the second parts. Xavi abandoned the field to leave step to Deco, or the Portuguese left in profit of the egarense. When they began to coincide in the staff, did not be used to to play together and Rijkaard went alternating between them until, with the step of the time, both attained to do with to the absolute titularity.

In the actuality the FC Barcelona no longer has to Deco and, unfortunately, neither to Xavi Hernández. Yes it has in the staff, however, of a young Brazilian midfield player that gathers some of the best virtues of both. Arthur Melo went back to show this Tuesday, with his partidazo in front of the Villarreal, that is done to be indisputable headline in the important parties of the Barça.

No only it marked a golazo from out of the area, but besides it knew to distribute the game with criterion, recovered possessions of balloon and showed sure, as always, to the hour to retain the spherical in front of the pressure of the opponents. It combined successfully with his mates in the line of pass, and exerted of bridge between the defence and the Barcelona forward in played key.

Arthur Melo gathers qualities that fit like ring to the finger in the Barça, and that improve the style of game culé to his maximum splendour. It protects the balloon like Xavi Hernández and, although his distribution of the game and his charisma in the field are not equal to the ones of the ex Catalan footballer, yes has for example the shot of long distance that had Deco and did not have the egarense.

Perhaps Arthur Melo was not to day of today a so offensive player like the ex Portuguese player, but little by little goes encouraging and every time is more usual to see him in the aledaños of the rival area. The goal in front of the Villarreal is already the second that annotates in six days of competition, after having seen goal in The Sadar in front of Osasuna with a beautiful played, just in the party of his comeback.

The Barça plays better with Arthur in the field

Surely neither it will become so good distributor of the game like Xavi Hernández. In spite of this, treats of a 'mix' of both ex culés that can come him of perlas to the FC Barcelona during the next decade. To his 23 years, Arthur Melo is allocated to triumph in the Barça like an indisputable pillar in the room of machines, of course at the side of Frenkie of Jong.

Parties like the one of this Tuesday in front of the Villarreal do to ask after what Valverde, the Saturday in front of the Granada, left to the Brazilian in the party and bet in the second half for giving entrance to Arturo Vidal instead of to him. The team plays better when Arthur is on the lawn, and this has been able to see already in these first days of League Santander 2019-20. It has to have a fixed place, to the equal that Of Jong, in the majority of commitments of this season.

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