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Arthur hurt and considers not to play in the remaining games for Barça




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Reportedly, Arthur Melo is considering not participating in Barcelona’s remaining games of the season anymore – especially not in the Champions League.

The Brazilian midfielder is hurt a lot by Setién’s latest statements according to reports from Barcelona, and he feels mistreated by the club as he didn’t want to leave Barça. Arthur Melo felt ‘forced out’ from the club.

“He is not the first or the last to arrive in a club with enormous expectations and he has not been able to meet these expectations.”, said coach Quique Setién two days ago in the press conference ahead of the Celta Vigo game.

The player landed in Turin last night, and is currently going through medical examination.

Source: Calciomercato

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Official: Barcelona confirm Pedri muscular injury

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All victories come with a cost and Barcelona’s great triumph over Sevilla is no exception. Sadly, the Catalans’ young prodigy, Pedri, had to leave the pitch in the second half of the clash and now, the club has officially confirmed that the 18-year-old had sustained a muscular injury.

As of right now, however, we still don’t know how serious it is and we’ll have to wait for further information, which is most likely to arrive tomorrow. Unfortunately, the early speculations are not good as it seems Pedri could indeed be out of commission for a couple of weeks at least.

Needless to say, that’s a huge hit for Barcelona since the schedule is unrelenting. Soon, it will be time to face Sevilla again in the Copa del Rey and also Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League. Doing so without Pedri could indeed be troublesome.

But we also have to wonder how did it come to this injury. The 18-year-old is a key member of the squad so it’s understandable Ronald Koeman would want him to play all the time.

However, that might be the very crux of the problem too. With so little rest in-between the games, it was just a matter of time before Pedri’s body could take no more.

Still, not all is lost and he should be back in time to help Barcelona finish the season strong. And besides, now the youngster can finally get some well-deserved rest.

Hopefully the team can manage without him for a short period of time.

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