Arthur Melo, during a Barcelona match

HE WON'T PLAY AGAINST LEGANÉS

Rest for Arthur for the key week

Published:22/11/2019 - 20:17h

Updated:22/11/2019 - 20:17h

Arthur Melo is one of the Catalans who has suffered the most wear in this last international break in November. Valverde left him off the list against Leganés to reserve him

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One of the absences that more called the attention of the list of summoned that Ernesto Valverde posed to confront to the Leganés in Butarque was the one of Arthur Melo by technical decision. The Brazilian, without any physical ailment dragged of his concentration with the selection 'canarinha', remained out of the announcement and will not be faced with the 'pepineros'.

Given the circumstances, is quite comprehensible that the mediocentro have remained out of the list, since it went maybe the international that more wear suffered during this stop of national selections of the month of November. Arthur accumulated a lot of hours of flight and minutes in the clashes against the Argentinian of Leo Messi and South Korea.

Besides, it is necessary to take into account that the next week will be very hard for the FC Barcelona. The Wednesday, the culés will see the faces with the Borussia Dortmund in the Camp Nou, in a crucial meeting to seal the pass to eighth of final. Besides, the Sunday, the ones of Valverde will confront to the Athletic of Madrid in Wanda Metropolitan.

Of course, the parties against the Madrilenian and against the Germans will be no only very hard by the entity of the rivals, but also keys of face to keep the leadership so much in LaLiga Santander as in the phase of groups of the League of Champions. Duels in which a footballer like Arthur goes to have an important paper, possibly being headline in both.

Arthur, the man of control

It is true that Arthur Melo has remained out of the list of summoned in some occasions by technical decision, but there is not place to doubts that Valverde follows him reserving an important paper in the team. The mediocentro Brazilian forms an important society with Frenkie of Jong and Sergio Busquets and of them depends, partly, that the circulation of balloon have fluidity and criterion.

Since the Dutch has consecrated like the most indisputable footballer of the medullary, to Arthur touches him contest the place with Arturo Vidal, as sucedió the past campaign, and with Sergio Busquets, since Of Jong also can act like mediocentro by in front of the defence. By the moment, the Brazilian is being protagonist, although his last absences have woken up some doubts.

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