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FC Barcelona News: 9 February 2019; Barcelona Lose Arthur to Injury Ahead of Athletic Bilbao Trip

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Umtiti joins squad for part of session | FC Barcelona
Return to training for Ernesto Valverde’s team following the 1-1 draw against Real Madrid in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semi final at Camp Nou on Wednesday. Ahead for the squad is Sunday’s La Liga clash with Athletic Club in San Mamés (8.45pm) and in preparation the available players took part in the session in which the news of the day was that Samuel Umtiti trained for part of the workout with his team mates as part of his recovery from injury.

Arthur out injured for 3-4 weeks | FC Barcelona
Tests carried out have confirmed that the first team player Arthur Melo has a left hamstring injury. He is expected to be out for around 3-4 weeks. If the predictions are right, Arthur will miss at least four games due to injury. In the next four weeks Barça have important fixtures coming up in the league, the Copa del Rey and the Champions League.

An expert’s analysis on Arthur’s injury and how to treat it correctly | Sport
FC Barcelona midfielder, Arthur Melo, has been ruled out for the next 3-4 weeks with a hamstring injury. That is what the club announced after the Brazilian was examined by medical staff. This type of hamstring tear is common amongst sports stars, particularly footballers and athletes.

When and where to watch Athletic vs. Barça | FC Barcelona
Just days on from the Copa del Rey Clásico, Barça return to action with a LaLiga Matchday 23 game against Athletic Club. The Blaugrana travel to Bilbao for their latest league game and a homecoming of sorts for coach Ernesto Valverde, who spent 6 seasons in charge of the Basque side. Barça are currently on a 10 game unbeaten run in LaLiga, with 8 wins and 2 draws.

Barcelona no longer rule out listening to offers for Coutinho | Marca
The Brazilian midfielder still has the backing of those at the club, but a possible sale in the summer cannot be ruled out as the Blaugrana are beginning to put feelers out that they may be willing to listen to offers if his performance does not improve before the end of the campaign.

Miranda: The man who disappeared under Valverde | Marca
There are several players under consideration for next season, but the academy prospect is clearly not in Ernesto Valverde’s plans after playing just the first 45 minutes as Barcelona lost 2-1 at the Cuitat de Valencia. He is counted on so little that despite the suspension of Jordi Alba, he hasn’t trained with the first team and they have instead opted for the right-footed duo of Moussa Wague and Dani Morer.