Ivan Rakitic, beside Arthur Melo

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The role of Rakitic and Arthur in Barça 2019-20

Published:26/08/2019 - 15:53h

Updated:26/08/2019 - 15:53h

At the moment, Ivan Rakitic accumulates two substitutions in a row and Arthur has not played a single minute. What role does Ernesto Valverde reserve in Barça?

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The two first days of LaLiga Santander give to do a small outline of by where go to go the shots in the present season. Especially incógnita is the management that Ernesto Valverde will do with his midfield players, because of the big quantity of players that has for said position of face to this season if there is not lower.

By the moment, only there is a footballer that has been indisputable for the Txingurri and that has played all the minutes in the medullary Barcelona: Frenkie of Jong. The Dutch Is doing with the titularity and, to day of today, his paper is totally indisputable in the centre of the field culé. Besides, every time it sees him more adapted to the diagrams of the FC Barcelona.

Another important player that has been headline in the two parties of League has been Sergi Roberto, that has happened of the side to the position of interior. The canterano played the whole party against the Real Betis and was substituted in the première suspender belt against the Athletic Club, by what also is being basic for the Txingurri.

Other cases are the ones of Sergio Busquets, that did not play in Saint Mamés, but was to title in the Camp Nou and will keep on being key; Arturo Vidal, a player of distinct profile to contribute harp to the medullary; or Carles Aleñá, that was to title in the first duel but that, after not convincing to Valverde, was not summoned the following day.

But there are two footballers whose paper is a true incógnita of face to the present season: Ivan Rakitic, that has starred numerous rumours to be able to leave this summer, and Arthur Melo, that went back later on holiday by the Glass America and that still has not played neither an alone minute. Which paper reserves them the Txingurri?

Ivan Rakitic

The case of the Croat will not be able to clear of the all until it do not close the market of signings and know with certainty that goes to remain. In spite of that the midfield player has ensured in numerous occasions that wants to remain, the Juventus of Turín has showed interest in his signing and until principles of September will not know to exact science if it goes to remain.

By the moment, call a lot the attention his two suplencias consecutive when we are speaking of a footballer that the past campaign played it absolutely everything. The Croat was acting in front of the Athletic Club and jumped to the terrain of game after the rest, but against the Real Betis did not play neither an alone minute.

The ex of the Seville comes to be a basic piece from does seasons and has qualities of leftovers to follow playing of usual form. In fact, his entrance to the terrain of game changed completely to the Barça in Saint Mamés, improving with his presence the command culé and being a support of guarantees for Of Jong in the exit of balloon.

During the pre-season, Ernesto Valverde showed sceptic regarding his paper, but the true is that it is an interesting player by the versatile that is on the field and by the fact to be able to play so much of interior by both bands as of mediocentro. This yes, in this last position seems that Busquets and Of Jong have the initiative.

By the moment, the place of right interior that was used to to occupy the past campaigns seems property of Sergi Roberto, that enjoys of the full confidence of the technician. In front of the canterano, Rakitic contributes more arrival, although will have difficult to oust him. Besides, Arturo Vidal and Carles Aleñá also are rival potentials for him in said position.

Arthur Melo

Arthur Melo returned late on holiday by the dispute of the Glass America 2019 and his tuned has lengthened more than the one of other footballers. Nevertheless, to these heights, the Brazilian already would have to be with a sufficient physical rhythm as to be able to be headline in any party. Nevertheless, still it has not played neither an alone minute.

After a first season of adaptation that closed with good note in spite of finish to a lower level of the that began, expects that this campaign was the one of the definite step forward of the Brazilian. His Glass America with Brazil was very good, turning into indisputable for Tite, by what foresees him an important paper in the team.

The profile of Arthur is of technical player, a specialist in doing circulate the balloon from retarded positions. His profile marries very well with the philosophy of game required in the Camp Nou, but also is necessary to see his compatibility with footballers with Frenkie of Jong, that for now is indisputable in the medullary.

The Dutch and the Brazilian are two very fine players technically, but without too much arrival from the second line to surprise with arrived surprise. Thus, it will be necessary to see if Valverde considers that the presence of one of them excludes to the another. On the paper, are two destined players to understand to perfection by the good deal of balloon that have.

Unlike Ivan Rakitic, anybody doubts of the presence of Arthur in the staff of the present campaign. Arthur is a player of present and future. The maturity purchased during the last months can give him a lot of weight in the team, although logically it will have a fierce competition by in front.

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