West Ham ace Arthur Masuaku will be missing for an unspecified period of time after undergoing knee surgery. When the news filtered through on Friday, it was completely out of the blue. ExWHUemployee did warn us about the potential problem last month, however.
The Hammers insider claimed on November 15th that Masuaku withdrew from international duty with the Democratic Republic of Congo because of a knee issue.
Ex suggested that the 27-year-old’s problem is made worse by playing on hard pitches.
Even in the winter, Premier League pitches are so firm now. So it is little wonder why Masuaku has chosen to solve the problem with surgery.
It is actually rather frustrating that the 27-year-old didn’t undergo surgery last month during the international break. Those two weeks would surely have been ideal.
Arthur joined West Ham from Olympiacos in the summer of 2016 for around £6 million (Sky Sports).
The 27-year-old waited until this season, however, before showing us his best stuff. He has been deployed in his natural left wing-back position. So it’s no coincidence that his form has improved.
Having Masuaku unavailable for selection for a sustained period of time will be a huge blow for David Moyes and co.
The former Olympiacos ace is now considered to be a vital player for West Ham. What a turnaround that is from last season!
Let’s just hope that he isn’t out injured for too long. The Hammers need Arthur back ASAP if Moyes’s men are to finish inside the top six or seven this season.