West Ham were put to the test by Gillingham in the FA Cup third round tonight, and some Hammers fans absolutely slaughtered Arthur Masuaku for his shocking display.
The 26-year-old moved to the London Stadium from Olympiacos in the summer of 2016, for a fee believed to be worth £6 million (Sky Sports).
Masukau has been incredibly inconsistent ever since then, however.
His best performances for West Ham have been when deployed in an attacking role.
Considering the fact that he is supposed to be a left-back, however, his defending leaves a lot to be desired.
It seems as though West Ham need to strengthen in the left-back department, and quick. Masuaku is clearly not good enough for the very highest level.
The Democratic Republic of Congo international lacks any kind of discipline and he is often found wanting positionally.
He really needs to get back to basics. The Hammers man is 26 now, and really needs to start showing that he has what it takes to make it in the Premier League.
Masuaku did himself no favours whatsoever with his display at the Priestfield Stadium tonight.
And some West Ham fans absolutely slated the Congolese left-back for his performance against the Gills…
Masuaku as been dog aswell as fredericks and snodgrass
— ICF40YearsUndefeated (@icf40) January 5, 2020
Can’t believe there’s people out there that still rate Masuaku. Bloke is absolute garbage
— Jack Fleming (@jack_fleming8) January 5, 2020
Masuaku is the worse player I’ve ever seen in west ham shirt.
— Lee Woolward (@Leewoolward) January 5, 2020
He at least tries. I’ll never slate someone one if they put in effort. But Masuaku has continually given away possession, let wingers run past him and just jogged back and hasn’t offered a single option when people have tried to push the players up his side.
— #WelcomeMatt (@mattflack90) January 5, 2020
What’s happened to the Brazilian done fxxk all get him off and Masuaku no words and Lanzini well what can I say 🤔
— yve111 (@YveInsole) January 5, 2020
that he’d rather play Snodgrass as LWB than Masuaku I’m done
— Alan Rzepa (@alanrzepa) January 5, 2020
when isn’t masuaku poor, everytime noble is out the side, the work rate goes down
— David bough (@futurestrader05) January 5, 2020
Looking at how awful Masuaku is, a lb is definitely needed too……
— Michael Whittaker (@mikew2907) January 5, 2020
And the tweets kept coming…
— WHUgameday (@WHUgameday) January 5, 2020
Masuaku has been poor, and Fredericks now injured, full back situation at West Ham has genuinely been shocking for a decade
— Jim (@WHUJim) January 5, 2020
I thought Lanzini has shown more than Anderson – Anderson has bottled every tackle and looks uninterested. Masuaku has been woeful. Even Ogbonna has been off the pace. Poor from everyone.
— John Powell (@leTeeps) January 5, 2020
Masuaku is garbage
— mark haigh (@haighster10) January 5, 2020
why do we start masuaku for 🤦🏼♂️ everytime he gets the ball he loses it 😡. and y when fredericks goes off do u bring zaba on for? were playing with wingbacks for christ sake get holland on to run at them
— lee dickson (@leedickson9) January 5, 2020
Anyone at LB would be better than Masuaku…he really is just a waste of a player.
— Jamie Bennett (@jamiebennett92) January 5, 2020
Masuaku is a joke of a footballer
— West Ham News (@whufc_news) January 5, 2020