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Masuaku suffers from mystery illness

Arthur Masuaku missed West Ham’s defeat time Liverpool on Monday night through illness a report by Football.london claims.  The 26-year defender had travelled to Anfield with the first team but was not announced in the Moyes 18 man match day squad

Masuaku hasn’t been one of the best performers this season so the manager would have been forgiven by supporters for dropping him for selection reasons but it now appears his hand was forced as the player reported sick.

The left-back has made 15 Premier League appearances this season picking up a red card in the games against Aston Villa.

He was often excluded from Manuel Pellegrini’s match day squad earlier this season leading to speculation that the two had a bust up. In July last year Pellegrini handed the DR Congo international a new contract extension  keeping him with the club until 2024.

Masuaku joined the Hammers from Olympiacos in August 2016 on a four-year contract for a £6.2 million transfer fee.

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6 comments on “Masuaku suffers from mystery illness

  1. Oh well. The longer he is out, the better. Complete liability. I still have no idea why we got an extended contract? Well I do, we have complete moron owners, but that’s another story.

    • He got an extended contract and it was a few years i believe because at West Ham , if you have 3 decent games on the spin and play like a player should player on wages around or above 50 thousand a week , you get another contract. The owners have been used and abused by players so much they get a hard on when a player plays like he should do for 50 grand a week and more.

  2. Its know mystery illness, everybody knows he suffers from cantdefenditis (very contagious)

  3. If the manager cant by now see that Masuaku is extremely allergic to “tackling” – “pressing” – “putting his body on the line” and “tracking back” … then I certainly dont know?
    That’s what he suffers with, and methinks something in Mr Moyes’ eyes and understanding of llayer inability to perform. Now look at the performance without out of sorts Lanzini and Mazuaku.

  4. Thank heavens for his mystery illness. Not wishing any ill on him, but please let it end until the end of the season !

  5. The last few seasons have been all about the ongoing argument – Cresswell or Masuaku? The answer changes pretty much every time it is asked,imo.
    The fact is they are, both, too inconsistent/not good enough to be the first choice and common sense should have prevailed in selling one and getting a “better” FB.
    The other problem is that a CAM is always pushed into the LW role and offers little support to the LB.

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