West Ham stars Masuaku, Snodgrass not called up for November internationals

West Ham’s Arthur Masuaku and Robert Snodgrass will not be seen in action during the upcoming November internationals after they were left out of their respective national squads.

Left back Masuaku, who made his debut for DR Congo last month against Zimbabwe, has not been named in the Leopards’ 24 member squad to play neighbours Congo. Apart from Masuaku, other high profile omissions from the DRC squad that played Zimbabwe include Benik Afobe and Jacques Maghoma. There is however a recall for Celtic’s Youssuf Mulumbu, who last featured for his country at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. [Read more…]

Hammers watch- How did West Ham’s players on international duty fare?

Several West Ham players were called up to their respective international sides during the fortnightly break following the Hammers’ loss to Brighton at the Amex.

Here, we take a look at how the players performed during the break (updated for games played till October 16, 2018)

Marko Arnautovic: Manuel Pellegrini would’ve probably preferred his talismanic striker to have had a much needed break to get over his niggles. But he played the full 90 for Austria on Friday night against Northern Ireland, and also scored the winner for Franco Foda’s side in Vienna.

Arnautovic did not play in Austria’s loss to Denmark on the 16th of October as part of a deal between the club and the Austrian FA to manage his knee injury. [Read more…]

Player Watch (VIDEO)- Robert Snodgrass’ first Aston Villa goal (vs Burton Albion)

Winger Robert Snodgrass, currently on loan at Aston Villa from West Ham United, scored his first goal in AVFC colours earlier this evening (September 26, 2017) in their game away at Burton Albion. Villa won the game 4-0, with Snodgrass’ goal against Burton being their third of the fixture. Nice finish from the Scotland international, who had earlier in the game also provided an assist for Albert Adomah’s goal. He played the full 90 at the Pirelli Stadium. [Read more…]

Robert Snodgrass put up for sale by West Ham

Less than a year after signing him from Norwich City, West Ham have told Scotland international Robert Snodgrass that he is no longer part of their future plans at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The 29 year arrived in London from Hull City for £10.2m in January, but failed to impress last season and didn’t score even a single goal. The arrival of Marko Arnautovic this summer has pushed him further down the pecking order and the club have now said they will listen to offers for him- either an outright sale or on loan. [Read more…]