Speaking recently on The West Ham Way podcast, ExWHUemployee provided an update on the fitness of West Ham United left-back, Arthur Masuaku.
So far this season, Masuaku has found game time difficult to come by for West Ham having been kept on the sidelines with a knee injury, with the defender not making a league appearance for the club since December.
However, over the 10 Premier League fixtures the 27-year-old has featured in, he has impressed, registering one assist, as well as making an average of 1.7 tackles, 0.5 interceptions, 1.3 clearances and 0.9 key passes per match, culminating in an average WhoScored match rating of 6.87/10 – ranking him as the club’s joint seventh-best performer in the top flight.
And, speaking on a recent episode of The West Ham Way podcast, ExWHUemployee provided a positive update on the fitness of the £40,000-per-week left-back, suggesting he could be back for the fixture against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
He said: “Masuaku is close to returning. He’s targeting, I think, the Arsenal game, but probably more realistically, the Wolves game [is when he’ll be back].”
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TIF Thoughts on ExWHUemployee’s comments regarding Arthur Masuaku…
If Masuaku is indeed back available for selection for the Wolves fixture at the start of April, as ExWHUemployee suggests, it will represent a huge boost for David Moyes and his side for the run-in of their Premier League campaign.
Considering the fact that the Hammers currently occupy fifth place in the league standings, just six points behind second-placed Manchester United – with a game in hand on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side – the return of the club’s first-choice left-back is something that will likely prove a massive increase to the Hammers’ chances of qualifying for Champions League football.