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No mystery over Masuaku absence

A club insider has insisted that there is no mystery over the absence of Arthur Masuaku from the match day squad for Burnley.

Despite having no recognised left back replacement over the weekend Masuaku was missing from the bench again last Saturday leading to speculation he had fallen out with the manager. He was also missing from the match day squad against Newcastle United and Sheffield United at the London Stadium making his absence from the squad the third in a row.

Masuaku last appeared in the match day squad at Goodison Park during October when the Hammers lost 2-0 to Everton with the left back starting and playing the full ninety minutes.

Over the summer Masuaku has signed an extension to his contract with the Club until the summer of 2024 which surprised many.

Claret and Hugh have been informed there are no injury problems with Masuaku who is included in the international squad for DR Congo and likely to start against Gabon tonight. We have been told his exclusion from the match day squad is purely a manager selection decision based on form and tactics.

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

4 comments on “No mystery over Masuaku absence

  1. That makes it all the more baffling, as Cresswell (after 2 good games) is hopelessly out of form, offering nothing defensively or in an attacking role. I think Arthur hasn’t been treated fairly, having done little wrong compared to the rest of the defence, yet still doesn’t even make the bench. He was even unlucky to be suspended, allowing Cresswell another run.

    We need him to start against Spurs, also Fredericks, as Cresswell and Zaba will get roasted. Ogbona also to return.

    • He should play, but in a 3-5-1-1 formation.

    • Excluding on form ha ha MP I thought I read you don’t analyse individuals. .and what “tactics ” are you talking g about because IMHO you don’t have any..no plan b
      Other than to.send on Ajeti when the game is lost..pathetic 8mil per annum. .the mind boggles

  2. Why was Anderson moved to the right wing against Everton? Thought Masuaku and Anderson had built a great partnership then Pellegrini moves him to the opposite side leaving Masuaku exposed. Absolute Head wobble

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