HE DOES NOT GET A STEP FORWARD
The reasons that make Arthur not win the position
Published:5/12/2019 - 20:01h
Updated:6/12/2019 - 01:33h
The participation of Arthur Melo this season at FC Barcelona is being very intermittent. Alternate entitlements with games where you don't play a single minute
The case of Arthur Melo keeps on being an incógnita in the FC Barcelona. The mediocentro Brazilian was one of these footballers that, of the same way that Frenkie of Jong, arrived to the Camp Nou for having a profile of game perfectly adaptable to the Barcelona philosophy. However, the goiano is not running the same luck that the Dutch.
Of Jong turned into indispensable for Ernesto Valverde practically from the day in which it arrived but, in the case of Arthur, the thing is very distinct. The Brazilian started the course like a shot and won the place at the side of the of Arkel and of Sergio Busquets, being a trio of midfield players that ensured a game of possession and fast circulation.
Nevertheless, the ex of the Grémio is having a totally intermittent leadership in the team. For putting an example: against the Leganés, not even went in in the list; against the Borussia, was summoned, but did not play; and against the Athletic of Madrid, was to title. A paper that contrasts a lot with the one of Of Jong or Bsuquets, much more consolidated in the eleven of gala.
When to Valverde has asked after him the subject, always has argued the fault of consolidation of Arthur ensuring that it costs him a lot have long route and incorporate to offensive zones. In Brazil, was a mediocentro pure and positional accustomed to play beside another pivote, a similar case to the of Of Jong in Holland. Now, both play of interiors, but whereas to the of Arkel does not cost him deploy and descolgarse in attack, for the goiano seems a world.
This fault of verticality is one of the key factors that keep to Arthur far of the indisputable titularity. Besides, it is necessary to see that, without balloon, is a less efficient player that in cases like the ones of Of Jong, Rakitic or Vidal. The Brazilian rewcupera an average of inferior balloons to the of his competitors, something that supposes a handicap for him in spite of his evident quality.
Like this it played against the Athletic of Madrid
Arthur recovered the titularity in the party against the Athletic of Madrid and his statistics evidenciaron why Valverde does not finish to trust he. Arthur was the player that more balloons lost with 12 (empatado with Leo Messi), a high figure compared with the 7 of Of Jong and Rakitic. Besides, the Brazilian recovered only 4 balloons, by the 7 of the Dutch and the 6 of the Croatian. It is necessary to take into account, also, that played 73 minutes, by the 90 of his two mates of position.