Andre Ayew could be missing from the Irons team which takes on Huddersfield next Monday night.
The Ghana international’s run of poor form continued against the Congo in a World Cup qualifier last week – a performance that was widely condemned by supporters of his nation on Twitter.
Ayew was taken off with 25 minutes to go and many fans were calling for his retirement from the international football.
Now it has emerged that the £20 million signing is believed to be suffering from muscle fatigue following the disappointing 1-1 draw.
The midfielder has been consistently disappointing in claret and blue this season and the “injury” now looks to be likely to see him rested with Cheik Kouyate fully fit and ready to step up.
Wow, That’s the best piece of News I,ve heard in a long while, Will we miss the expensive invisible man. I think not. !
Let’s hope it’s bad injury and keeps him out until November
Then he can be moved on to some other team dumb enough to want him,
How we sold Feggolui and kept him I have no idea
Good.Despite all Sakhos histrionics i would much rather see him in the team over Ayew.This has forced the managers hand as he would have undoubtedly played Ayew even though he has shown nothing again so far.
It might explain why he has been off form, give him a rest and play Sakho up top, maybe give Holland a shot if we need someone on the wing for the Huddersfield game, probably a better choice than Fernandes if it’s on the left. In a funny way I hope it is correctly diagnosed and that after rehabilitation we see the best of Ayew, he looked a good player at Swansea, if he could find that form he would be a great asset.
Yeah so did I 32, as I did with Snodgrass when we got him (hindsight, eh)?
Still, I think Ayew will come good (he has shown glimpses, and for a player not up to speed yet at least has managed to score a few) whereas Snodgrass was a lost cause, imo.
true mate, if only we had a time machine 😉
He scored some goals for us last season when no one else was but lets lambast him eh.Every other player gets it why not him.
A player like Ayew needs to be played in his best position (like most players) but i’m not sure what his best position is? Having seen him played all over the front line, in the middle and the wings, he doesn’t seem to have had one outstanding game where he has actually been able to show his best.
As one of our most expensive signings, not sure who’s signing he was, Sullivan or Billic, when you are paying that sort of money you probably become obliged to find somewhere in the team you can slot him in?? Not the right answer i know but i can see why.
I would like to see Billic playing 3 across the back now that Reid is back. Rice on one side of him and either Ginge or Zabaleta on the other. Cressy and Byram as the wing backs so Zab can coach Byram now that Zab doesn’t have the legs for WB.
A midfield 3 from Obiang, Kouyate, Antonio, Lanzini. Finished with a front 2, Hernandez and Sakho. If we can keep them fit and keep the same team for more than 3 games then i think results will turn around.
Can’t believe that comment. “hope it’s a bad injury”. you sure. If we wished that on every player who has under performed we wouldn’t have enough for 5 a side. Whatever, he is still our player and even if you don’t like him he shouldn’t have that wished on him. I reserve that curse for someone who’s wronged me or mine or is a proper wrong un. Not because someone is an average footballer. COYI X
Apparently muscle fatigue can show itself as anxiety and depression. Maybe Sakho should be tested? In all seriousness, this guy was a player at Swansea and it is a puzzle why he has performed so poorly for us. So if an issue has been identified, and he can fully recover, then so much the better for him and us I’d have thought.
Can it be a coincidence that nearly every player who signs for us suddenly loses form when they pull on a Claret & Blue shirt? Snodgrass looked good at Hull & scored goals, play for us & he couldn’t put two passes together.
Near enough every player we signed last summer has left the club with their reputation in tatters.