Barca coach Ernesto Valverde will have to compensate for the absence of Brazilian star Arthur Melo.
In this regard, the newspaper “Mundo Deportivo” Catalan, 3 names can compensate Arthur, in the lineup of Barca during his absence, which may extend for a month.
The paper highlighted the possibility of Arturo Vidal’s participation, but his style is different from Arthur’s, which relies on good scrolling and ball retention.
Philippe Coutinho is also more aggressive than his injured compatriot, and his level has recently declined, along with his lack of defence.
On the other hand, Carles Aleñá is a strong candidate to fill the centre of Arthur, because he is characterized by a balance of defence and offensive, in addition to his close to the style of play Brazilian.