First Team Squad

Player profile and performance records.

Alphonse Areola (Goalkeeper)

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Alphonse Areola

Paris, France
Squad Number: 13
Position: Goalkeeper
Born: 27th Feb 1993 (Paris, France)
Signed: 29th Jul 2021 (£8,000,000)
Contract: 5 years (signed June 2022)
Previous Club: Paris St Germain

KUMB Awards: None.

Areola spent a highly-successful season on loan at Fulham in 2020/21, which persuaded Davis Moyes to bring him to West Ham as a potential long-term replacement for veteran stopper Lukasz Fabianski.

He joined the club on a season-long loan with view to a permanent transfer at the end of the campaign.

In June 2022, a matter of weeks after his loan spell expired, David Moyes snapped up the goalkeeper on a five year contract with an option to extend for one further year for a fee in the region of £8million.

 

vs Brighton & Hove Albion

1-3: Sunday, 22nd May

Did not play.

vs Manchester City

2-2: Sunday, 15th May

Did not play.

vs Norwich City

4-0: Saturday, 7th May

Did not play.

vs Eintracht Frankfurt

0-1: Thursday, 5th May
(Played 90 minutes)

It's a compliment to the team that they can win away in Europe and have the goalkeeper given a generally average rating. One good save.

vs Arsenal

1-2: Sunday, 1st May

Did not play.

vs Eintracht Frankfurt

1-2: Thursday, 28th April
(Played 90 minutes)

It's a compliment to the team that they can win away in Europe and have the goalkeeper given a generally average rating. One good save.

vs Chelsea

0-1: Sunday, 24th April

Did not play.

vs Burnley

1-1: Sunday, 17th April
(Played 0 minutes, sub)

Did not play.

vs Lyon

3-0: Thursday, 14th April
(Played 90 minutes)

It's a compliment to the team that they can win away in Europe and have the goalkeeper given a generally average rating. One good save.

vs Brentford

0-2: Sunday, 10th April

Did not play.

vs Lyon

1-1: Thursday, 7th April
(Played 90 minutes)

Not drastically tested, but looked to have good command of his area and did well when called upon. For the goal, he gets a palm to the ball to fire it at Fredericks, but it's all he could do or he'd be allowing that to creep in.

vs Everton

2-1: Sunday, 3rd April
(Played 0 minutes, sub)

Did not play.

vs Tottenham

1-3: Sunday, 20th March

Did not play.

vs Seville

2-0: Thursday, 17th March
(Played 120 minutes)

One big moment, one massive save. With every part of him flying in the opposite direction to the ball, getting such a strong hand out to a powerfully hit shot was just instinctively brilliant. Some good claims later too, a performance that could well convince the club to sign him at the end of this season.

vs Aston Villa

2-1: Sunday, 13th March

Did not play.

vs Seville

0-1: Thursday, 10th March
(Played 90 minutes)

Absolutely nothing he could do on the goal, but he made some potentially awkward efforts look simple with good positioning and a clever reading of play, whilst the save down the right-hand side from the angle was exceptionally sharp reactions.

vs Liverpool

0-1: Saturday, 5th March

Did not play.

vs Southampton

1-3: Wednesday, 2nd March
(Played 90 minutes)

Questions on the first and third goal, harsh as that might be. The one good save he made, a flying dive from a long-range effort, was not convincing either.

vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

1-0: Sunday, 27th February
(Played 0 minutes, sub)

Did not play.

vs Newcastle United

1-1: Saturday, 19th February
(Played 0 minutes, sub)

Did not play.

vs Leicester City

2-2: Sunday, 13th February

Did not play.

vs Watford

1-0: Tuesday, 8th February
(Played 0 minutes, sub)

Did not play.

vs Kidderminster Harriers

2-1: Saturday, 5th February
(Played 120 minutes)

Poor on multiple crosses. The goal was very bad, coming into a crowd of players for a ball he could not get to. But he didn't learn, coming out for another later on at chest height and fumbling it to the ground. Every step forward for Areola comes with another step back, and whilst it has been said before that Fabianski could do with being more proactive, his safer approach leads to far fewer moments of calamity.

vs Manchester United

0-1: Saturday, 22nd January
(Played 90 minutes)

Not particularly tested, but was good in what he did. His kicking is better than Fabianski?EUR(TM)s, he was out well for crosses, he?EUR(TM)s quicker across and off his line. He?EUR(TM)ll be frustrated he wasn?EUR(TM)t given much chance to prove his quality here.

vs Leeds United

2-3: Sunday, 16th January

Did not play.

vs Norwich

2-0: Wednesday, 12th January
(Played 0 minutes, sub)

Did not play.

vs Leeds United

2-0: Sunday, 9th January
(Played 90 minutes)

Just wasn?EUR(TM)t called upon. Any Leeds chance went wide. Good off his line on crosses which shows he was concentrated and maintained control.

vs Crystal Palace

3-2: Saturday, 1st January

Did not play.

vs Watford

4-1: Tuesday, 28th December

Did not play.

vs Southampton

2-3: Sunday, 26th December

Did not play.

vs Tottenham Hotspur

1-2: Wednesday, 22nd December
(Played 90 minutes)

One comfortable save and then just poor goalkeeping for the second goal. Will need to do better in any appearances he has left this season if he is to push to be number one in the next.

vs Arsenal

0-2: Wednesday, 15th December
(Played 0 minutes, sub)

Did not play.

vs Burnley

0-0: Saturday, 11th December
(Played 0 minutes, sub)

Did not play.

vs Dinamo Zagreb

0-1: Thursday, 9th December
(Played 90 minutes)

Left completely outdone by a fantastic early goal, he reacted well when he was tested later on.

vs Brighton & Hove Albion

1-1: Wednesday, 1st December
(Played 0 minutes, sub)

Did not play.

vs Manchester City

1-2: Saturday, 27th November

Did not play.

vs Rapid Vienna

2-0: Thursday, 25th November
(Played 90 minutes)

That must have been very boring.

vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

0-1: Saturday, 20th November

Did not play.

vs Liverpool

3-2: Saturday, 6th November

Did not play.

vs Genk

2-2: Thursday, 4th November
(Played 90 minutes)

Recovered after a poor start, but the early goal was stoppable and his decent saves were still very easy. Nothing he could do about the second.

vs Aston Villa

4-1: Sunday, 31st October

Did not play.

vs Tottenham Hotspur

1-0: Sunday, 24th October
(Played 0 minutes, sub)

Did not play.

vs KRC Genk

3-0: Thursday, 21st October
(Played 90 minutes)

Calls for Areola?EUR(TM)s imminent first team inclusion may be quietened by this. Even his intervention rushing out of his box was clumsy, whilst the incident with Dawson showed poor communication and the flailing attempt to beat man-mountain Onuachu to a high ball was very poor.

vs Everton

1-0: Sunday, 17th October

Did not play.

vs Brentford

1-2: Sunday, 3rd October
(Played 0 minutes, sub)

Did not play.

vs Rapid Vienna

2-0: Thursday, 30th September
(Played 90 minutes)

He certainly was on the pitch, but he didn?EUR(TM)t have anything to do and must have been bored.

vs Leeds United

2-1: Saturday, 25th September

Did not play.

vs Manchester United

1-0: Wednesday, 22nd September
(Played 90 minutes)

The corner that he came for and missed was a worry, but could have been a desire to make an impression. A few saves later, the goalkeeper looked much more assured. Some decent saves and a promising first 90 minutes.

vs Manchester United

1-2: Sunday, 19th September

Did not play.

vs Southampton

0-0: Saturday, 11th September
(Played 0 minutes, sub)

Did not play.

vs Crystal Palace

2-2: Saturday, 28th August
(Played 0 minutes, sub)

Did not play.

vs Leicester City

4-1: Monday, 23rd August
(Played 0 minutes, sub)

Did not play.

vs Newcastle United

4-2: Sunday, 15th August

Did not play.
Alphonse Areola did not play for West Ham during this season.

Alphonse Areola did not play for West Ham during this season.

Alphonse Areola did not play for West Ham during this season.

Alphonse Areola did not play for West Ham during this season.

Alphonse Areola did not play for West Ham during this season.

Alphonse Areola did not play for West Ham during this season.

Alphonse Areola did not play for West Ham during this season.

Alphonse Areola did not play for West Ham during this season.

Alphonse Areola did not play for West Ham during this season.

Alphonse Areola did not play for West Ham during this season.

Alphonse Areola did not play for West Ham during this season.

Alphonse Areola did not play for West Ham during this season.

Alphonse Areola did not play for West Ham during this season.

Alphonse Areola did not play for West Ham during this season.

Alphonse Areola did not play for West Ham during this season.

Alphonse Areola did not play for West Ham during this season.

Alphonse Areola did not play for West Ham during this season.

Alphonse Areola did not play for West Ham during this season.

Alphonse Areola did not play for West Ham during this season.

Alphonse Areola did not play for West Ham during this season.