The Brazilian traveled to his country without permission, he left the club planted the day he had to return and he does not care about the sanctions imposed on him.
Arthur Melo will no longer play in Barcelona, not even in Champions League. The Brazilian is currently in his country and does not plan to return to Europe until he is Juventus Who summons him after closing his incorporation to the Italian champion a month ago.
The still Blaugrana footballer resolved unilaterally that he will not return to the Barça discipline and has no intention of doing so, as he communicated to the club in the last hours. Barcelona reminded him that there is a disciplinary code to be respected with its corresponding sanctions for acts of indiscipline, such as the one Arthur is leading, but the result was the same and Arthur is still in Brazil.
The club had not given him permission and currently considers that the player mutinied and declared himself in absentia, after exceeding the club’s vacation permits, which did not include transoceanic travel in the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic. For Barcelona, Arthur’s contract is valid until the end of the Champions League and he will not hesitate to apply the disciplinary code.
It is true that Arthur has not been taken into account by Quique Setién since his signing in Juventus was confirmed, but his behavior was not too flattering, allowing himself to be seen yawning and with his eyes closed in the last LaLiga game at the Camp Nou, which also he was defeated against Osasuna. In the second half he was even seen in socks, without the booties, while the coach still had the possibility of making substitutions.
Beyond Arthur’s conduct, his possible loss is a hard blow for Setién, who already knows that he will not be able to count on two starters such as Sergio Busquets and Arturo Vidal against Napoli by sanction. The Cantabrian coach will have to use Riqui Puig and company to complete not only the call but also the starting eleven, as the list of players available to him is increasingly short.
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