Date: 25th February 2021 at 7:30pm
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West Ham United insider and podcaster @ExWHUemployee has shared an update concerning defender Arthur and his current injury situation. 

This comes after Ex recently co-hosted the latest episode of The West Ham Way Podcast where he spoke about a number of topics concerning the east London club.

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easy one to start off with, who currently sits top of the table?

On the topic of Masuaku and his current injury situation, Ex had this to say on the matter. (1.06.11)

He said: “Masuaku is apparently doing well, in terms of his recovery, still a few weeks away I’ve heard but he’ looking like he could return to [feature] at some point in the next couple of months or so.”

West Ham signed Masuaku back in the 2016 summer transfer window from Greek side Olympiacos for a fee of £639 million.

Since then, the 27-year-old, who is currently valued at £6.75 million, has made 104 appearances for the Hammers in which he has managed to score one goal and provide eight assists along the way (per Transfermarkt).

In regards to his injury, it was revealed back in December that the full-back had undergone surgery to remove pain from his knee that had apparently been bothering him for the previous two years.

TIF Thoughts on Ex’s comments on Masuaku and his recovery from injury…

Given how Masuaku managed to earn himself a respectable season rating of 6.87/10 for the 10 appearances he made earlier in the campaign, this suggests that he could provide a boost to ’ squad when he does eventually return from injury, in our view.

Specifically, with Masuaku making more dribbles per game (2.2) than any other West Ham player so far this season and the fact that he managed to grab himself an assist, this shows that he could offer the side something extra in attack when he makes his return (per WhoScored).

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Given the nature of the surgery, this will hopefully fix the problem he had in his knee and he won’t be troubled with it again for the foreseeable future.