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Arthur Masuaku sends touching message to Mark Noble as he too surely nears West Ham exit

Arthur Masuaku has sent a touching message to Mark Noble as he too surely nears a West Ham exit this summer.

Noble said an emotional farewell to West Ham fans in a fitting last ever game in front of them as the Hammers drew 2-2 with Pep Guardiola’s brilliant Man City side on Sunday.

There will be a changing of the guard at West Ham this summer as Noble calls time on his 18-year Hammers career.

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Tributes have poured in for Mr West Ham Noble from fans, pundits, journalists, managers and players.

Indeed Guardiola showed his class by rushing over to Noble after the final whistle and sharing a long embrace and some of his wisdom with the West Ham legend.

Noble’s teammates have been full of praise for him too.

And now Arthur Masuaku has sent a touching message to Noble as he too surely nears a West Ham exit this summer.

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Masuaku has rarely played this season and is expected to be sold this summer.

But he made his feelings clear about his West Ham captain Noble in touching messages on Twitter.

“A true legend of the club but also of the game,” Masuaku said of Noble on Twitter.

“Grateful and humbled to have shared the dressing room with a gentleman like you. Thanks for everything Mark.

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“My G! It’s been a real pleasure and honour to play and learn with you,” Masuaku added alongside pictures of him and Noble together.

“You was the first one to welcome me to this club, I will never forget. Thanks for everything, you are a real legend. Much love my G, we will miss you. Enjoy your retirement.”

It’s enough to bring a tear to the eye for West Ham fans.

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But West Ham have also been crying out for a new left-back for several years.

And David Moyes showed Masuaku is not in his plans by electing to play right-backs ahead of him when without Aaron Cresswell for several big games this season.

Defensively Masuaku simply cannot be trusted. But with his pace and skill, the DR Congo international could be kept as a back-up option on the wing. And he does still have two years left on his West Ham contract.

Much will depend on whether the Hammers can find any takers for Masuaku in the summer window.

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