Arthur Masuaku has not managed to secure a regular first-team spot at West Ham United, but he hopes that will change.
So far, manager Slaven Bilic has started the Frenchman just once in the Premier League and brought him off the bench in another two matches.
In 109 minutes of top-flight action, the 23-year-old created two assists playing in a left-sided role, and also scored in one of his two Carabao Cup outings.
The pressure has been on Bilic and his players following a difficult start to the season.
The team have lost four of their seven top-flight fixtures and only two of them ended in victories for the East London outfit.
Masuaku, who joined the Hammers from Olympiacos last year, is hopeful that he can give Bilic something to think about when the manager selects the team for an away trip to Burnley on October 14th.
While speaking to West Ham’s official website, the Frenchman said:
“It is not frustrating not to start. The coach makes the decisions and I have to give him a headache. I am still young.”
It seems that the fans are keen for Masuaku to get a chance.
You will start after the break.
— Matt Ware (@Matthew_Ware_II) October 2, 2017
KING ARTHUR 👑
— The West Hammers (@TheWestHammers) October 2, 2017
I would play Arthur and Arran together Arthur attacking Arran defending simple
— jockney (@dmwalker70) October 2, 2017
Definitely should be starting.
— Paul Knight (@pauljk75) October 2, 2017
Why is it a selection headache. It's a no brainer- he should be starting FFS
— Kev (@Kev_WHU21) October 2, 2017
masuaku > cresswell
— ⚒️antho krays⚒️ (@krays2208) October 2, 2017
@ArthurMasuaku Lot of criticism in your first couple of months with us but you are really proving us you’re a worth player! King Arthur! 👑
— Jantd (@FootyAddicts18) October 2, 2017
Slav needs to wake up! Noble, Andy and Cress can't be guaranteed starters any longer.
— J Pereira (@JPereira441) October 2, 2017