West Ham fans divided on Diafra Sakho’s future after Arsenal defeat

According to reports in the Daily Mail, West Ham United striker Diafra Sakho was forced to take his place on the substitutes’ bench in the 1-0 defeat against Arsenal in the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night, but Irons fans are still divided on the 27-year-old’s future.

The Daily Mail says that the Senegal international was expecting to start having been named in the XI in the previous rounds, but a discussion with manager David Moyes about bonuses and why he hadn’t been starting in the Premier League meant that he was relegated to the bench against the Gunners.

However, the centre-forward, who has scored four goals this term, then said he didn’t want to play but was eventually persuaded to stay and take his place in the 18, and he came on as a 65th minute substitute in the loss.

West Ham supporters were quick to have their say on Sakho via social media, and they are largely divided about what the future should hold for the striker.

While one said it’s “time to get rid” of him in January, another said “just double his wages and he can be a top striker”.

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…