Quique Setién has named an 18 man squad for Saturday's league game at Camp Nou with Arthur out with an ankle injury
La Liga returns to Camp Nou and it brings an in form opponent: Real Sociedad. Imanol Alguacil's team have just booked their place in the Copa del Rey final against Basque rivals Athletic Club and in La Liga they are currently in sixth place in the table on 43 points with a game in hand. The game will kick off on Saturday at 6.30pm CET and coach Quique Setién has named the following 18 man squad:
Ter Stegen, N. Semedo, Piqué, I. Rakitic, Sergio, Messi, Neto, Lenglet, Griezmann, Jordi Alba, Braithwaite, F. De Jong, Vidal, Umtiti, Junior, Riqui Puig, Collado and Ansu Fati. Missing due to injury are Arthur, Suárez, O. Dembélé and S. Roberto.
Arthur out with an ankle injury
On Friday the team trained for the last time before the clash with Real Sociedad. The session saw all the available first team players take part with Riqui Puig, Collado and Ansu Fati from Barça B also involved. Brazilian midfielder Arthur Melo has an ankle problem and is undergoing treatment with Dr.Ramon Cugat's team and the player's recovery will dictate his return.