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Insider says West Ham players tell him David Moyes outcast Arthur Masuaku is often the best in training

David Moyes outcast Arthur Masuaku is often the best player in training at West Ham United.

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That’s according to reliable insider ExWHUemployee when speaking on The West Ham Way podcast this week.

Masuaku has barely been used since Moyes returned to West Ham at the start of the year.

According to a report from Football.London, the West Ham left-back is not trusted by the Hammers coaching staff, having ‘regressed badly’ over the past 12 months.


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But a fine display in a 3-0 Carabao Cup win over Charlton this week had supporters asking why Masuaku cannot get in the West Ham team despite Aaron Cresswell’s continued poor form.

Some West Ham fans believe Masuaku has not been given a fair crack of the whip under Moyes.

Supporters have pointed out West Ham’s weakness not only at left-back but also on the left wing as evidence Masuaku should be getting more chances.

Now ExWHUemployee has revealed that West Ham stars tell him Masuaku is often the best player in training and believe he should get more game time.

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Insider claims West Ham stars rave about Arthur

“He’s very highly rated by the players,” ExWHUemployee said on The West Ham Way podcast.

“When I’ve had conversations with the players they will say things like ‘Arthur’s the best player in training’, ‘Arthur should be in the team’ bla, bla, bla.

“I don’t know the answer to that (why Masuaku keeps getting overlooked). You need to ask Moyes I guess.”

In fairness to Moyes, as a left-back – the position for which he was signed by West Ham – Masuaku has hardly covered himself in glory in the past.

But the DR Congo international has proved a threat with his pace and trickery going forward.

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If not at left-back then why not left wing?

So it is something of a surprise he has not been given more minutes on the wing. Especially given the struggles of Felipe Anderson and Pablo Fornals.

West Ham looked very one-paced in the opening day defeat to Newcastle. Worryingly so.

Pace is one of the key commodities for any successful team in the Premier League.

And West Ham simply don’t have enough of it.

So Moyes must find a way to harness any pace he has at his disposal to get more out of a West Ham side that look set for another long, hard season.

It is Arsenal up next. A team full of pace all over the pitch. If West Ham can’t match them in terms of physicality then it becomes a very daunting task indeed.

It will give a big indication on Moyes’s opinion of Masuaku if he doesn’t start against Arsenal after his performance against Charlton.

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