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Benrahma’s will have to go some to beat Arthur

We’re all waiting for Said Benrahma’s skills to be demonstrated but he will have to go some to beat Arthur Masuaku!

The left-back has played in all eight of the Hammers’ Premier League games following the 2-0 loss to Newcastle on the opening day.

He has been central to the Irons’ fine form, helping them keep two successive clean sheets against Fulham and Sheffield United, and has even pulled out some flair.

Indeed, the club’s official Twitter account posted a video on Thursday showing a truly excellent piece of skill from the full-back against the Blades.


With the ball on the left wing, Masuaku spots the run of Pablo Fornals down the inside channel.

There’s a defender in his way but, to get the ball through to the Spaniard, Masuaku slips the ball through his legs, giving Fornals the chance to turn and potentially cross the ball.

It’s a fine bit of vision from Masuaku, and shows how integral he has become to the way David Moyes has been playing.

We’ll have to see whether Said can show him up once he gets a run in the team!

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A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.

5 comments on “Benrahma’s will have to go some to beat Arthur

  1. Even though Mas has not done badly,its easy to forget against Man City he lost possession in mid-field in injury time,which Sterling would normally have put away.His reckless challenge on
    Salah,when we were keeping Liverpool at bay,let them back in.Last weekend his mistake let in Mcburnie for Sheffield,which rattled the post.Fine margins,if the City & Sheffield chances would have been taken,people would have been calling for him to be dropped.

    • Yup, and he still can’t cross.

    • DR has also coughed up the ball in uncomfortable places but no-one would call for his removal had we suffered as a consequence. Overall contribution of AM has been positive, particularly when paired with Cressy. SB both set up a goal and gave away a PK in short order. Defensive liability till proved otherwise.

    • I agree with Jack.
      Masuaku is our weak link.
      He doesn’t create enough,score or cross to one of our players.
      He also makes mistakes that cost us and is relatively poor as a defender.
      The cat is wrong, you improve your team with better players, the top teams do this. We have failed in the past.
      Calling him a revelation is absurd. Where’s the evidence. ?
      Bring in Benrahma and we will progress further.

  2. If it ain’t broke………. you know the rest.
    As much as we want to see Saïd make his appearance in the team… No one in their right mind could honestly drop Arthur right now.
    He has been a revelation, and more than that I give him MASSIVE props for the tremendous way he has shown the ability to fight back from a footballing no way back position. I think Most of us would’ve given him away on a free, just to get him off the wage bill a short while back.
    Shows how much we know!

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