David Moyes has delivered an update on missing £73m trio Gianluca Scamacca, Nayef Aguerd and Angelo Ogbonna as West Ham prove a point.
West Ham came back from 2-0 down inside 10 minutes to secure a superb 2-2 draw against Arsenal on Sunday afternoon.
While West Ham fans were well aware Scamacca would not be involved given the Italian striker has just had a knee operation.
Reports in Italy have stated Scamacca will be out for the season. While that may seem rather obvious, there has been little to no detail from West Ham on the injury and what surgery was required for the 6ft 5in forward.
The absence of defensive duo Aguerd and Ogbonna was a major surprise when West Ham’s starting line-up was announced ahead of the visit of the Gunners.
Hammers fans – understandably – feared the worst when they saw Thilo Kehrer’s name in the starting XI.
Credit to the German defender, though, who – after a lackadaisical start from West Ham’s defence – grew into the game nad produced one of his best performances for the Irons.
David Moyes delivers update on missing £73m trio Gianluca Scamacca, Nayef Aguerd and Angelo Ogbonna as West Ham prove a point
The point is another step towards Premier League survival for West Ham.
But with the crucial Europa Conference League quarter-final second leg on Thursday and a relegation six-pointer at Bournemouth on Sunday, West Ham fans will be anxious to know when Ogbonna and Aguerd will be back.
Now David Moyes has delivered an update on missing £73m trio Scamacca, Aguerd and Ogbonna as West Ham prove a point.
Speaking pre and post match, Moyes elaborated on the situation with each of the missing players.
“I know he (Scamacca) had knee surgery yesterday,” Moyes said (Football London).
“We were waiting for a clear picture on what was done. I’ve just not got the full answer yet…
“Aguerd in training had taken a kick in Belgium. Ran down the back of his ankle.
“Angelo had a fall. I think the players done a brilliant job (in their absence).”
Speaking to Sky Sports during live coverage before the Arsenal match, Moyes said he does not believe the Aguerd or Ogbonna issues are serious.
“They both tried training yesterday,” the Scot said on Aguerd and Ogbonna.
“We thought one of them might make it but they haven’t made it. They’re both carrying knocks. But we don’t think they’re serious.”