Said Benrahma has made a relatively slow start to life at West Ham United.

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The 25-year-old joined the Hammers on loan from Brentford in October.

His move to the London Stadium was then made permanent in January for around £25 million plus £5 million in add-ons (BBC).

Benrahma has so much talent, that much is obvious.

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David Moyes was reluctant to throw the Algeria international into the mix too quickly, however.

And the Scot hasn’t really given Said Benrahma a consistent run of starts.

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Whenever the 25-year-old has started, the Hammers have looked like so much more of a cohesive attacking unit.

His ability to retain the ball in tight spaces and carry West Ham forward as a team with his incredible dribbling ability makes such a huge difference for us when we are under the cosh against the bigger clubs.

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In fact, it has been proven that the Hammers are far more likely to win when Benrahma starts.

The Algerian has started 12 games for West Ham. In those outings, the Hammers have won nine, drawn two and lost only one.

He has been selected on the bench 11 times. In those games, we have won only four, drawn one and lost six!

It really is incredible to think that David Moyes isn’t starting Benrahma every single game.

The stats are there in black and white. He makes us a much more dangerous side to play against with his precocious talent and unpredictability.

Let’s hope that Moyes sees this. Benrahma quite simply has to start against Arsenal on Sunday. West Ham desperately need three points. And our best chance of achieving the victory will be to throw the Algerian in from the start against the Gunners.

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