TWO GAMES WITHOUT PLAYING
There is 'Arthur case': new and mysterious absence of the Brazilian
Published:28/11/2019 - 11:43h
Updated:28/11/2019 - 15:00h
Arthur Melo has not played a single minute with FC Barcelona for two games. His repeated absences are a mystery, because it is a key player on paper
Something happens with Arthur Melo. The Brazilian midfield player began the season being intocable for Ernesto Valverde, forming couple of interiors with Frenkie of Jong and being accompanied both by players like Sergio Busquets or Arturo Vidal. Nevertheless, the Brazilian has remained out of the announcement against the Leganés and did not play neither an alone minute against the Borussia Dortmund.
This Wednesday contested a key party to strengthen the leadership in the group of Champions League that required of the presence of the best but, again, the Txingurri left to Arthur to the margin. Good news by the return to the eleven of Rakitic, but can not hide the worry by the Brazilian, that is losing leadership without knowing why.
It treats of a situation a so much odd and maybe inimaginable at the beginning of campaign. Arthur began the season giving a big performance and in a physical state visibly upper to the of the past season, something that allowed him hold 90 minutes without problem. With the step of the parties, however, has gone seeing to the less fine Brazilian and, to day of today, disappeared.
"I do not know if it is something that escapes . If it does not play, it is because it plays another", said Valverde on the subject in press conference. Of course, because of the enormous competition that there is in the centre of the field of the FC Barcelona, neither for Arthur neither for any another is simple to win the place. But it calls the attention that have disappeared of the map suddenly, although it will be necessary to see if has the opportunity to play in Wanda Metropolitan against the Athletic of Madrid.
The best Arthur can be headline
If Arthur is to his best level, there are not doubts: it has to play. But the irregularity is a problem that the Brazilian carries dragging since it arrived to the Camp Nou and is an appearance in which it has to work. The past campaign, won the place during some months, but finish it losing in profit of Arturo Vidal. Something that seems that it can repeat, already was in profit of the Chilean or with a resurgido Rakitic.
In some occasions, Valverde has left to fall that from the technical body asks him to Arthur that descuelgue more in attack and that no subject to step the contrary area, but that by his nature of game tends to desentenderse in this facet. However, the bad voices already insinuate that Arthur does not play by a supposition anger with Leo Messi in the Brazil-Argentina. Descartado, as goiano already had been missing in previous parties to this. The incógnita keeps .