ARRUABARRENA: WE'RE MISSING PALERMO
By Nic Evans
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The star striker is a doubt for the World Cup following a freak accident celebrating a goal in the Copa del Rey against Levante, breaking his leg after a supporting wall collapsed.
Arruabarrena said: "The team has felt the absence of Palermo (pictured)."
Since the injury three weeks ago, Villarreal have yet to win and Arruabarrena added: "Martin was more than our striker, he was our focal point, for that reason his absence is noted.
"He was without a doubt a player who contributed many things to our team, and now, when he is not here, we notice it more.
"Martin in no longer with us but I believe that in the team we have players who could get us the goals.
"We have to turn the situation to our advantage and that is important, it would be worrying if we didn't have them (the players) because it would be more difficult to survive."