David Gold: 23-year-old returns to West Ham squad v Watford
By Dominic Toner
West Ham co-owner David Gold has revealed that defender Arthur Masuaku is in the squad against Watford on Saturday.
The 23-year-old will be available for selection as he returns from a serious knee injury.
The left-back has made just nine appearances for the Hammers this season, but is now set to rival Aaron Cresswell for a starting position.
West Ham travel to London rivals Watford on Saturday evening and will be looking to consolidate their top half status in the Premier League.
Slaven Bilic’s side may be looking for revenge after a 4-2 defeat against Watford in the previous meeting this season.
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Gold has confirmed on his personal Twitter account that Masuaku is in the West Ham squad after fully recovering from his injury.
Arthur Masuaka is in the squad to face Watford today. Arthur has retuned to full fitness after recovering from injury Welcome back Arthur dg
— David Gold (@davidgold) February 25, 2017
Masuaku moved to the London Stadium for £6million in the summer, but his injury setback ruined the beginning of his West Ham career.
He will now hope to make a good impression on his return to the side and could force his way into Bilic’s starting XI.
Cresswell is currently under-fire for some of his performances this season and the left-back slot is certainly up for grabs.
Masuaku is experiencing his first season of English football, but has played top-flight football in Greece in the past.
In other West Ham news, Paul Merson has predicted the clash against Watford.