First Team Squad

Player profile and performance records.

Arthur Masuaku (Defender)

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Arthur Masuaku

Lille, France
Squad Number: 26
Position: Defender
Born: 7th Nov 1993 (Lille, France)
Signed: 8th Aug 2016 (£6,500,000)
Contract: 5 years + 2 year option (signed July 2019)
Previous Club: Olympiacos

KUMB Awards: Most Improved Player 2017/18 (runner-up); Best Signing (runner-up) 2016/17.

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Aston Villa

0-0: Monday, 16th September

It's a very harsh second yellow, considering how little contact there was, but he made the challenge and had been booked for similar before. Hadn't delivered a decent ball in the game before that but was passing neatly.

Norwich City

2-0: Saturday, 31st August

Threatened rarely but did see the odd moment where Aarons got round him. But he was otherwise excellent and his crossing superb, which earned the first goal.

Watford

3-1: Saturday, 24th August

Was exposed often by lack of work ahead of him, but got into the game at both ends. Neat passing, as ever.

Brighton & Hove Albion

1-1: Saturday, 17th August

On the ball, it is clear that he is necessary for Pellegriniís full back plan to work. Lingering question marks over his defensive brain, which remain after his performance today. Not awful, but little moments worry.

Athletico Bilbao

2-2: Saturday, 3rd August

(Replaced Cresswell) A couple of attacks down the left wing were his only notable involvements.

Watford

4-1: Sunday, 12th May

Heíll forever be frustrating, as the basics he needs to improve on seem so definite not to be improved. A lovely footballer, especially going forward.

Leicester City

2-2: Saturday, 20th April

A threat in their half and put in some gorgeous crosses. But the right winger scored unimpeded so could be doing better.

Chelsea

0-2: Monday, 8th April

Did not play.

Everton

0-2: Saturday, 30th March

Did not play.

Huddersfield Town

4-3: Saturday, 16th March

Did not play.

Cardiff City

0-2: Saturday, 9th March

Did not play.

Cardiff City

0-2: Saturday, 9th March

Did not play.

Crystal Palace

1-1: Saturday, 9th February

Did not play.

Crystal Palace

1-1: Saturday, 9th February

Did not play.

Liverpool

1-1: Monday, 4th February

(Replaced Anderson) No time to do anything wrong.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

0-3: Tuesday, 29th January

He was often left exposed, but dealt with nothing in a good way.

AFC Wimbledon

2-4: Saturday, 26th January

Not a left back. Often needs a run of games to get into things, but this was embarrassing. Exposed and beaten down the left around 8 times. Has no awareness when defending a runner at the far post.

Bournemouth

0-2: Saturday, 19th January

Arsenal

1-0: Saturday, 12th January

Birmingham City

2-0: Saturday, 5th January

It was all down his side that the real worries came. If he wants his place back, he cannot play anything like this when given the chance.

Brighton & Hove Albion

2-2: Wednesday, 2nd January

Burnley

0-2: Sunday, 30th December

Southampton

2-1: Thursday, 27th December

Watford

0-2: Saturday, 22nd December

Fulham

2-0: Saturday, 15th December

Crystal Palace

3-2: Saturday, 8th December

Confidence on the ball was definitely notable, deserved an assist for his late cross to Hernandez. Not the lost cause some discarded him as.

Cardiff City

3-1: Tuesday, 4th December

Newcastle United

3-0: Saturday, 1st December

(Replaced Cresswell) Beaten a couple of times, but nothing of note.

Manchester City

0-4: Saturday, 24th November

Brought back into the side, likely to be pushed straight out. At fault for every first half goal. Replaced at half time. Let the rest of the defence down.

Huddersfield Town

1-1: Saturday, 10th November

Did not play.

Burnley

4-2: Saturday, 3rd November

Did not play.

Tottenham Hotspur

1-3: Wednesday, 31st October

Leicester City

1-1: Saturday, 27th October

Much better, from a defensive perspective, for a player perhaps better suited to a more expansive role.

Tottenham Hotspur

0-1: Saturday, 20th October

Brighton & Hove Albion

0-1: Friday, 5th October

Manchester United

3-1: Saturday, 29th September

Had a decent game but vitally switched off twice - once when Lukaku hit the post, and later for Rashford's goal.

Chelsea

0-0: Sunday, 23rd September

One of his most efficient performances at left back so far this season.

AFC Wimbledon

3-1: Tuesday, 28th August

Once again his ability to defend competetnly as this level has been called into question. Targeted specifically during the first half, he endured a torrid time.

Arsenal

1-3: Saturday, 25th August

Still defensively suspect, yet Pellegrini persist on using him at full back.

Bournemouth

1-2: Saturday, 18th August

Another performance that would suggest Masuaku's best position is not at full back. His most notable contribution was a mazy, first half run that left three AFCB players in his wake.

Liverpool

0-4: Sunday, 12th August

Once again his ability to defend competetnly as this level has been called into question. Targeted specifically during the first half, he endured a torrid time.

Everton

3-1: Sunday, 13th May

Comments to follow.

Manchester United

0-0: Thursday, 10th May

Comments to follow.

Leicester City

2-0: Saturday, 5th May

Comments to follow.

Manchester City

1-4: Sunday, 29th April

Comments to follow.

Arsenal

1-4: Sunday, 22nd April

Comments to follow.

Stoke City

1-1: Monday, 16th April

Comments to follow.

Chelsea

1-1: Sunday, 8th April

Comments to follow.

Wigan Athletic

0-2: Saturday, 27th January

Comments to follow.

Bournemouth

1-1: Saturday, 20th January

Was full of energy in the first half attacking with purpose and beating players with ease. Was relatively weak in defence in the closing stages of the match allowing crosses to be put into the box from his side.

Shrewsbury Town

1-0: Tuesday, 16th January

Composed and brave enough to get West Ham on the counter as opposed to just clearing his lines. Sometimes even a bit too eager to get forward. His amazing skills singlehandedly set up Ayew who nearly put West Ham in front just after conceding.

Huddersfield Town

4-1: Saturday, 13th January

Not one of his more notable outings, although he has set the bar particularly high in recent weeks.

Shrewsbury Town

0-0: Sunday, 7th January

Comments to follow.

Tottenham Hotspur

1-1: Thursday, 4th January

Composed and brave enough to get West Ham on the counter as opposed to just clearing his lines. Sometimes even a bit too eager to get forward. His amazing skills singlehandedly set up Ayew who nearly put West Ham in front just after conceding.

West Bromwich Albion

2-1: Tuesday, 2nd January

Just wasn't at the races. Careless with his control losing the ball too many times.

Bournemouth

3-3: Tuesday, 26th December

Was full of energy in the first half attacking with purpose and beating players with ease. Was relatively weak in defence in the closing stages of the match allowing crosses to be put into the box from his side.

Newcastle United

2-3: Saturday, 23rd December

One of the only players on the West Ham team willing to get forward with intent, his nifty and tidy footwork getting him out of sticky situations.

Arsenal

0-1: Tuesday, 19th December

Comments to follow.

Arsenal

0-0: Wednesday, 13th December

Comments to follow.

Chelsea

1-0: Saturday, 9th December

Was full of energy in the first half attacking with purpose and beating players with ease. Was relatively weak in defence in the closing stages of the match allowing crosses to be put into the box from his side.

Manchester City

1-2: Sunday, 3rd December

Comments to follow.

Everton

0-4: Wednesday, 29th November

Comments to follow.

Leicester City

1-1: Friday, 24th November

Though his crossing wasn't good , he was a constant threat on the wing, prepared to run at defenders and put them in a spot of bother.

Watford

0-2: Sunday, 19th November

(Replaced Arnautovic) Comments to follow.

Liverpool

1-4: Saturday, 4th November

Did not play.

Crystal Palace

2-2: Saturday, 28th October

(Replaced Cresswell) Comments to follow.

Tottenham Hotspur

3-2: Wednesday, 25th October

Did not play.

Brighton & Hove Albion

0-3: Friday, 20th October

Little profit on the left.

Burnley

1-1: Saturday, 14th October

No comments.

Swansea City

1-0: Saturday, 30th September

Did not play.

Tottenham Hotspur

2-3: Saturday, 23rd September

Did not play.

Bolton Wanderers

3-0: Tuesday, 19th September

Comments to follow.

West Bromwich Albion

0-0: Saturday, 16th September

Did not play.

West Bromwich Albion

0-0: Saturday, 16th September

Did not play.

Huddersfield Town

2-0: Monday, 11th September

Did not play.

Newcastle United

0-3: Saturday, 26th August

Did not play.

Cheltenham Town

2-0: Wednesday, 23rd August

Started off poorly, continuously attempting to dribble his way out of defence only to be caught in possession. However in the second half he made the correct decisions and still maintained his flair in more attacking positions.

Southampton

2-3: Saturday, 19th August

Did not play.

Manchester United

0-4: Sunday, 13th August

Showed signs of what we saw at the back end of last season with positive attacking play, but unfortunately his marking, tackling and other aspects of his defensive game were appauling.

Manchester City

0-3: Friday, 4th August

Replaced Aaron Cresswell from yesterday's line-up.

Altona 93

3-3: Tuesday, 1st August

Replaced Aaron Cresswell from yesterday's line-up.

Werder Bremen

2-2: Saturday, 29th July

Replaced Aaron Cresswell from yesterday's line-up.

Werder Bremen

0-1: Friday, 28th July

(Replaced Cresswell) Just about has the edge over the man he replaced for the left back spot currently.

Stoke City

0-0: Saturday, 29th April

Comments to follow.

Everton

0-0: Saturday, 22nd April

Comments to follow.

Sunderland

2-2: Saturday, 15th April

(Replaced Cresswell) Largely responsible for the winner because he was mouthing off at everyone else rather than concentrating on his own job.

Swansea

1-0: Saturday, 8th April

The lack of attacking threat from the visitors allowed him to get forward well.

Arsenal

0-3: Wednesday, 5th April

(Replaced Cresswell) Largely responsible for the winner because he was mouthing off at everyone else rather than concentrating on his own job.

Hull City

1-2: Saturday, 1st April

(Replaced Cresswell) Largely responsible for the winner because he was mouthing off at everyone else rather than concentrating on his own job.

Leicester City

2-3: Saturday, 18th March

(Replaced Carroll) Much better going forward than Cresswell who he replaced. Not really tested defensively. Perhaps we need an Arfur/Cresswell hybrid?

AFC Bournemouth

1-0: Sunday, 21st August

Still feeling his way into thew side but a decent enough home league debut nevertheless.

Chelsea

1-2: Monday, 15th August

A tough place to make your Premier League bow, but Masuaku showed enough at the Bridge to offer Hammers fans hope going forward.
Arthur Masuaku did not play for West Ham during this season.

Arthur Masuaku did not play for West Ham during this season.

Arthur Masuaku did not play for West Ham during this season.

Arthur Masuaku did not play for West Ham during this season.

Arthur Masuaku did not play for West Ham during this season.

Arthur Masuaku did not play for West Ham during this season.

Arthur Masuaku did not play for West Ham during this season.

Arthur Masuaku did not play for West Ham during this season.

Arthur Masuaku did not play for West Ham during this season.

Arthur Masuaku did not play for West Ham during this season.

Arthur Masuaku did not play for West Ham during this season.

Arthur Masuaku did not play for West Ham during this season.

Arthur Masuaku did not play for West Ham during this season.

Arthur Masuaku did not play for West Ham during this season.

Arthur Masuaku did not play for West Ham during this season.

Arthur Masuaku did not play for West Ham during this season.