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Manuel Lanzini expected to return on Friday

Manuel Lanzini expected to return on Friday

West Ham United will still have their eyes set on challenging for a European spot in the current campaign, with a positive run of results helping them get back into the race. 

The Hammers arguably find themselves short on quality in the final third, with the likes of Andy Carroll, Javier Hernandez and Marko Arnautovic struggling to hit the heights in recent times.

However, the London club received a huge boost recently, as according to football.london, Manuel Lanzini is expected to return this Friday.

Indeed, the Argentinian is yet to feature this season after suffering a ruptured anterior knee ligament injury in training while on international duty back in the summer.

However, it appears as if the attacking midfielder is set to return on Friday, with the Hammers taking on London rivals Fulham at the London Stadium.

This comes as a huge boost for the Hammers as they’ve missed his creative spark and attacking ability in the current campaign, so they’ll be delighted to have him back and he’ll be sure to have a positive impact from here on in.

THE VERDICT:

Manuel Lanzini was one of the most impressive attacking midfielders in the Premier League prior to suffering his injury back in the summer, so he’ll be desperate to hit the ground running.

Indeed, the Hammers’ attack will automatically go up a level once the South American returns to proceedings as he has the ability to score goals and can boost creativity levels.

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