Arthur Melo, during the Barcelona-Celta


Arthur returned to the team with a great game

Published:10/11/2019 - 17:42h

Updated:10/11/2019 - 17:59h

The situation of Arthur Melo in recent games has surprised, as it has lost up to two calls. Against Celta, he returned to a great level

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Little by little, since it arrived to the FC Barcelona, Arthur has gone turning into one of the stamps of identity of the team of Ernesto Valverde. The Brazilian has a profile of similar game to the of legends like Xavi Hernández or Andrés Iniesta and, in fact, this was what cost him his arrival to the Camp Nou. To day of today, his influence in the parties is still in growth.

Therefore it has surprised a lot what has sucedido in the last weeks, remaining out of the list of summoned in until two occasions. The first, against the Real Valladolid, seemed a simple rotation by rest but, his absence against the Slavia Prague, hinted that maybe exist an unknown problem in the attitude or the form to act of Arthur.

Without physical problems of by half, his absences have to understand by problems extradeportivos since, by performance, there are few reasons to leave him was. Thus, it arrived to put in doubt his participation in the party of LaLiga against the Celtic of Vigo, although finally yes went in in the list of Valverde and even went back to the titularity at the side of Sergi Roberto and of Frenkie of Jong.

The Brazilian went back to the team showing again a level of interesting game. This time, Arthur even desmelenó in attack and employed a more vertical game, something that served him to cause the fault of the second goal of Leo Messi after a played individual. Again, it went back to show that this Barça every time understands less without his creativity.

Step at the head of Arthur

Arthur arrived of Brazil like a mediocentro positional, but in the Camp Nou had him reserved the role of interior, that requires also that the midfield player incorporate to the attack. In his first year, Arthur limited to be a player of support for the exit of the balloon from defensive zone, but is experiencing a very interesting evolution.

It asked him a step forward and is giving it. Now, the Brazilian no longer is only a help for the circulation of the balloon in the centre of the field, but also a footballer that begins to be determinant in attack winning verticality and participating directly in the goals of the team. This step at the front has seen recompensado with the fact to be an increasingly important player.

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