West Ham United have been dealt an enormous harm blow regarding centre-forward Gianluca Scamacca.
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In keeping with a report by the Daily Mail, David Moyes is now ‘sweating over’ the health of the 23-year-old striker forward of the journey to Arsenal on Boxing Day, after the Italy worldwide needed to be withdrawn after simply 13 minutes of the membership’s 1-1 pleasant draw with Fulham on Saturday on account of an ankle harm.
Talking concerning the centre-forward’s knock, assistant supervisor Billy McKinlay stated: “‘He rolled his ankle so we’ll see the way it appears over the following couple of days.”
Contemplating the truth that Michail Antonio can be a doubt for the journey to north London subsequent Monday with a thigh pressure of his personal, the truth that Scamacca’s availability for the assembly with the Gunners is now additionally questionable is undoubtedly horrible information for Moyes and his aspect.
With the Hammers already having struggled for objectives this season – having hit the again of the online simply 12 times this season, the third-worst report within the Premier League – ought to Moyes’ solely two pure centre-forwards be dominated out towards Mikel Arteta’s table-toppers subsequent week, it could not seem to bode properly for the Hammers possibilities of choosing up a consequence.
Certainly, with out Scamacca’s contributions within the remaining third, the Irons’ could be in a a lot worse place than they at the moment discover themselves, with the Italian having scored two objectives and created one massive probability over his 13 Premier League appearances this season, in addition to bagging an additional four objectives over eight home cup and European fixtures.
As such, the lack of the £35m-rated expertise forward of the Arsenal fixture would most definitely come as an enormous blow for Moyes, with the 59-year-old supervisor undoubtedly hoping he can finish his aspect’s present run of three winless league matches at The Emirates subsequent week – a consequence that might lastly kickstart the Hammers’ disappointing league marketing campaign to date this season.