West Ham United fans and manager David Moyes may have been cursing him but Arthur Masuaku saw the funny side of his mistakes against Leicester.
Masuaku was at fault for both Leicester goals as West Ham threatened to throw away a 3-0 lead for the third consecutive game.
With Moyes’s side cruising, Masuaku dawdled on the ball and gifted Leicester possession in the final third allowing Kelechi Iheanacho to fire home.
Masuaku errors make it another nervy finish for West Ham
Slack defending from West Ham as a whole then allowed Marc Albrighton in down the right.
But Masuaku’s pathetic attempt to block the cross saw the ball cut back for Iheanacho to snatch a second.
Thankfully the Hammers held on, though, for another nervy but overall deserved win.
West Ham had to do it without key duo Declan Rice and Michail Antonio.
An animated Rice was put through the wringer just like Moyes and the club’s supporters as he was pictured on TV watching on from the stands.
Arthur sees the funny side after putting Dec through the mill
After the game Rice took to Twitter saying: “My heart…”
And Masuaku saw the funny side, responding: “Is it because of me Declan?”
It was put to Masuaku he had to stop trying skills in risky areas by some nerve-wracked fans.
And he responded: “I was born for this,” alongside laughing and facepalm emojis.
Masuaku brings a lot to the team with his pace and skill in the final third.
Defending has never been Masuaku’s strong point but Moyes will look to Johnson at left-back if Cresswell is out
But defending has never been his strong point.
The big worry now is the injury to Aaron Cresswell.
But Moyes would almost certainly play Ben Johnson as a left-back over Masuaku.
So West Ham fans can rest easy on that front.
The win puts West Ham fourth in the table with seven games to play.
And the Hammers could even go third for just under a week at least if they beat Newcastle on Saturday lunchtime.
That’s because Leicester are in FA Cup action this weekend before facing West Brom in the league next Thursday night.