Barcelona midfielder Arthur has been left out of tonight’s squad for the Catalans’ clash against Slavia Prague at the Camp Nou.
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The Brazilian has started six league games for Barca this term, alongside all of the Blaugrana’s matches in Europe but has been left out of the squad for this evening’s visit of Slavia (via Transfermarkt).
Indeed, this has confused parts of the club’s support, who have been left completely baffled by his exclusion.
Arthur featured for the final 24 minutes of Saturday’s shock 3-1 La Liga defeat to Levante, coming off the bench to replace teenage winger Ansu Fati, but was left out of the squad which beat Real Valladolid 5-1 last Tuesday. Prior to that, he had started the club’s previous four league games – each of those games Barcelona had won.
Fans are unsurprisingly perplexed with the lack of Arthur in Barcelona’s matchday squad for tonight’s clash, as shown by these Tweets below..
No Arthur and Dembele being told he needs to earn his place is why Valverde needs to be fired immediately #valverde_out
— Thad (@LA_Barca824_10) November 4, 2019
Valvedre is gonna ruin Barca to the ground.
Arthur was left out midweek.
Another UCL match, left out.
For why? Man is fully fit and a much better option than Rakitic. pic.twitter.com/qe05LhOEZw
— Search R DUNT On audiomack (@OfficialRdunt) November 4, 2019
— Shakil Amin🇧🇩 (@ShaKil84872728) November 4, 2019
No Arthur is a joke tactic
— Humza GM (@HumzaOfficialGM) October 29, 2019
Leaving Arthur out?!? Really? Are you mad? This coach is clueless and as long as he’s there, Barca will never win the Champions. Hope they’ll lose tomorrow. No Arthur, no fun! #ValverdeOut
— Denise Marins (@DMarins6) November 5, 2019
— Leo (@leo_overhere) November 5, 2019
Barcelona fans, can you work out why Arthur has been left out? Let us know below!
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