West Ham duo Marko Arnautovic and Arthur Masuaku have both been recalled from international duty due to minor injury concerns.
Both players were on duty for their respective countries during the international break. But they will return to West Ham early to prepare for the Tottenham Hotspur clash.
It is believed that both should be fit for this weekend’s game.
West Ham’s main man Arnautovic is returning to West Ham from duty with Austria.
Football.London reports that the Hammers had a pre-arranged agreement in place with the Austrians. And they have exercised this to avoid any further damage to his persistent knee problem.
The 29-year-old played in Austria’s UEFA Nations League clash with Northern Ireland. And he netted the only goal in the 1-0 win last week.
But Arnautovic never intended to play in Austria’s friendly match against Denmark.
Instead, he heads back to West Ham, where he will be carefully looked after until Saturday’s clash with Spurs.
Masuaku also returns prematurely. The Hammers left-back made his debut for DR Congo against Zimbabwe in the AFCON qualifiers.
But ahead of the reverse fixture, he has withdrawn from the squad and he heads back to London as well.
According to Football.London journalist Sam Inkersole, it is a “very minor ankle injury”.
Masuaku should be fit for the weekend, but there have been some questioning his place in the team.
The 24-year-old was at fault for Brighton’s goal in the recent 1-0 loss and Aaron Cresswell waits in the wings.