West Ham United have found a lot of success in the Premier League since they have changed to a formation with three centre-backs and two wing-backs as they have won their last two games, per SofaScore.
However, defensive depth is rather sparse as they only have three natural centre-backs and left-back Aaron Cresswell is now playing in this position to plug the gap. This has left Arthur Masuaku playing at left-wing back and it has worked well as the Irons have scored seven goals in their last two league games without conceding.
Have you been impressed by Masuaku recently?
The severity of the injury is unknown but it means that David Moyes might have to change a back five which has done very well recently. The lack of depth is also a worry and many West Ham fans feel the club should have strengthened more in the defensive department in the transfer window.
How West Ham fans have reacted to Masuaku’s injury blow:
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Le latéral gauche de Westham United a contracté une blessure au génou et repart en Angletererre pic.twitter.com/0qpzCvzm0r
— Jonathan Masiala (@jomasiala4) October 9, 2020
Arthur withdraws from the Congo squad due to a knee injury….
SIGN SOME PLAYERS https://t.co/7cdeVkrLhp
— #GSBOUT West Ham News (@whufc_news) October 9, 2020
Now we definitely need manning. This is a must
— joe little #GSBOUT (@joelitt78828048) October 9, 2020
You know who could inject a bit of pace and attacking flair down the left in place of an injured Masuaku? Anderson. Oh hang on… Well at least we didn’t sell Grady… Wait…
— ⚒️Dave the Machine (@Dave_themachine) October 9, 2020
And so it begins #GSBOUT
— Butcher (@ButcherP19) October 9, 2020
Calm down…. We’ve got 8 wingers!!!!
— Simon Brewer (@SimonBrewer20) October 9, 2020
Rumour has it it’s an ‘injury’ fingers crossed that’s the case
— Jace De Souza (@desouza1994) October 9, 2020
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