Arthur Masuaku is an extremely divisive character amongst the West Ham fans.

The 26-year-old joined the Hammers from Greek side Olympiacos in the summer of 2016, for a fee believed to be worth £6 million, according to Sky Sports.

Masuaku has really impressed with his trickery and attacking intent, but his defensive displays have left a lot to be desired.

The Democratic Republic of Congo international’s best spell in a West Ham shirt was arguably during David Moyes’s first reign in charge of the Hammers.

The Scot deployed Masuaku as a left wing-back – something that got the best out of his ability and attributes.

So could Moyes once again get the 26-year-old purring?

West Ham United Training and Press Conference
Arthur Masuaku (Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United FC via Getty Images)

If the West Ham manager opts to revert to a 3-5-2 formation, he might just put Aaron Cresswell back into the back three, as he did before, freeing up the left wing back spot for Masuaku.

The pacy former Olympiacos man would surely then flourish, and provide the Hammers with an entirely different facet to their attacking play down the left hand side.

Masuaku has received a lot of stick from West Ham fans recently. But Moyes’s appointment could give him the chance to convince the fans that he has what it takes to be a success at the London Stadium.

He proved on Saturday what he is capable of in attacking positions during a 10-minute cameo appearance against Bournemouth.

And Moyes switching to a 3-5-2 would provide him with the opportunity to showcase his ability on a consistent basis.

Have something to tell us about this article?
Let us know

More in Premier League