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“We’re a different team with him in the side” – Hammers fans heap praise of returning Masuaku

West Ham United fans have heaped praise on wing Arthur Masuaku after his impressive performance against Southampton at the weekend.

The DR Congo international starred as the Hammers ran out 3-0 winners at the London Stadium.

After goals from Joao Mario and Marko Arnautovic, left wing-back Masuaku announced his return from a six-match suspension with an outstanding assist for Marko Arnautovic’s second and West Ham’s third which put the game beyond the Saints.

David Moyes hailed the returning star’s performance on the day, saying: “We have missed the natural balance he brings, whether you see him as a left-back, a left wing-back or a left winger, he’s a little bit of all of them at different times in the game for us.

“In a way, I think he has benefited from his time off, because we’ve used that time to practice his finishing, his crossing and he’s positionally a little bit better. The cross he put in for Marko was terrific, so from that point of view, although it was six games it felt like six months we were missing him!”

Masuaku returned to action late last month after receiving a six-match ban for an incident in which he appeared to spit at Wigan’s Nick Powell during an FA clash in January.

And following his served spell on the sidelines, the fans are delighted to see him back in action …