West Ham have received positive news this week in the return of Alphonse Areola from injury, it has been reported by ExWHUEmployee.

The Hammers goalkeeper, who has been to-date been utilised as a number 2 under Lucasz Fabianski for David Moyes this season, picked up a hamstring injury during training a few weeks ago.

The French international was due to start in our FA Cup victory over Derby County on 30th January, however the injury prevented his appearance with the player then working on his recovery in recent weeks.

Speaking on The West Ham Way Podcast, Ex however revealed that Areola has now resumed training and is likely to make his return to the bench soon, but play in our match against Manchester United in the 5th round of the FA Cup on 1st March.

”There’s positive news with Areola with the player now back in training,” stated our man in the know. “It’s looking likely he’ll be returning soon and should be starting for the game at Old Trafford in a couple of weeks.”

The news will be a welcome boost to David Moyes, with Areola regularly putting in positive performances when called upon for the Scot, with many wondering if soon he’ll be the new number one goalkeeper at the club.

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