ExWHUemployee has claimed that Arthur Masuaku is targeting a return from injury for West Ham United’s clash with Arsenal on Sunday March 21st.
The 27-year-old Hammers ace has been unavailable for selection since mid-December having undergone knee surgery.
David Moyes will be desperate to get Masuaku back involved with the first-team as soon as possible.
In fairness to West Ham, the players have coped really well without the Democratic Republic of Congo international.
Masuaku has enjoyed his best campaign this season since moving to the London Stadium in the summer of 2016 from Olympiacos.
Arthur is hugely important to West Ham. His quality in possession and ability to dribble with the ball enables us to get up the pitch when we are under the cosh.
ExWHUemployee hints at imminent Arthur Masuaku return
Having him back and fully fit will also provide David Moyes with the opportunity to play with a wing-back system.
ExWHUemployee suggested that the 27-year-old is targeting a return to action in just nine days time, when speaking on the West Ham Way podcast on Wednesday night (March 10th):
“Masuaku is close to returning. He’s targeting the Arsenal game but probably more realistically the Wolves game.”
Claret and Hugh recently claimed that Arthur wasn’t due back until mid-April.
So Ex’s update is certainly an encouraging one.
It will probably wise for Masuaku to bide his time, be patient, and not rush back for the Arsenal game, however.
West Ham’s fine recent form has afforded us the ability not to rush back key players from injury.
The Hammers have a game against Manchester United to worry about first.
And if West Ham manage to take four points from the games against Man United and Arsenal, we will have every chance of finishing inside the top four this season.