Report: Fornals Could be Fit for Arsenal Clash


West Ham have been handed a positive injury update after reports suggested that Spanish playmaker Pablo Fornals should be fit and available to take on Arsenal over the weekend.

According to Claret & Hugh, Spanish midfielder took a knock during the game against Leeds and was consequentially unavailable in time to face Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.

However, it is equally understood that Fornals is ‘mending well’ and will consequentially be able to take a spot in the matchday squad against Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal side.

The playmaker will be cautiously monitored and will likely undergo a late fitness test to assess his suitability to feature against the fellow London side.

In a further boost, news that Darren Randolph, Andriy Yarmolenko and Angelo Ogbonna are expected to return after the international break is also attached on into the report – offering David Moyes an injury boost on a plethora of fronts.

The news on all four men comes after separate expectations that Congolese left-back Arthur Masuaku is expected to be on the verge of a first-team return for West Ham.

Claret & Hugh name an April 3rd Wolves clash as the most likely date for Masuaku’s return.


The 25-year-old Fornals has 5 direct goal involvements in 24 Premier League outings for the Irons, featuring in 79% of league starting line-ups, as per Transfermakt.

Those statistics virtually speak for themselves; Fornals cannot be discounted as a robust creative outlet in David Moyes’ thinking, and so his return could ease the burden from the likes of Said Benrahma and Jesse Lingard.

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