Barcelona news: Burglary at midfielder’s home after Liverpool match, as two robbers broke into Arthur’s house and holding screwdriver at his brother’s neck.
Arthur Melo had to cut short his celebration for the victory against Liverpool in the first leg of Champions league semi final as his house was robbed during the late night hours after the European clash.
According to a news report by Mundo Deportivo, two individuals allegedly broke into his house with a machete and a screwdriver, while he was not in his house.
The young midfielder, who joined Barcelona last year from Gremio had an impressive debut season with the Catalan club. However, he was an unused substitute against Liverpool but he had to rush back home early after the late night infringement.
Moreover, it is reported that one of the burglar allegedly threatened Arthur’s brother by keeping a screwdriver at his neck after the latter entered home during the robbery.
However, the 22-year-old footballer’s brother remained unhurt and called Arthur as soon as the trespassers left.
The report further claims that the thieves were able to leave home premises with a Rolex watch as well as several jewels. The police are said to be chasing the criminals who got into the house last night.
What’s next for Arthur and Barcelona?
This event could affect the Brazilian international mentally for the next leg against Liverpool, if he plays at Anfield, which is scheduled next Tuesday. Arthur has performed exceptionally in midfield for Barcelona this season as he has been crucial in Barcelona’s triumph in La Liga and impressive run in Champions league this season.
However, it should not bother Barcelona much as they have a comfortable 3-goals lead against the Reds for the return leg and have enough firepower to damage Jurgen Klopp’s side even more. Rather, Barcelona should reach Arthur for his aid and security.