Max Cornet fitness issues are continuing as the summer signing struggles to return from a thigh injury sustained almost 3 months ago.

The Ivory Coast international picked up the issue whilst playing in the victory over Wolves at London Stadium on October 1st, with many hoping he’d be back in action in swift fashion.

There however has been ongoing setbacks much to the frustration of all connected with the club, as David Moyes’ side struggle to capture the form of recent seasons.

Moyes stated in the lead up the World Cup break that Cornet would not appear until after the tournament in Qatar when West Ham return to action to face Arsenal on Boxing Day.

Although that is still the hope, the absence of Cornet in the friendlies put in place by the club so far this December is a serious cause for concern, with the player yet to feature whatsoever despite our Premier League return rapidly approaching.

ExWHUEmployee has reported that the club fully intended to have Cornet involved in the mid-season break matches to get him firing in time to face the Gunners, but “niggling” injuries are causing further delays.

Ex stated that although it is hoped the winger should be in consideration on 26th December, there is a worry that the player needs to be at 100 % or simply isn’t available for the manager to choose upon.

It’s not an ideal scenario especially for David Moyes, who desperately needs to turn around his sides form fast, with pressure mounting on the manager to recapture the performances which has seen our Hammers achieve top 7 finishes and European football in back to back campaigns.

Cornet is once again absent in the match against Fulham this Saturday which points to that if he is available to face Arsenal, a starting 11 spot is looking highly unlikely.