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'It's mad': Some West Ham fans baffled by how Moyes is treating 28-year-old

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West Ham fans have taken to Twitter to complain about how David Moyes is treating Alphonse Areola at the London Stadium.

What’s the story?

Well, the 3-cap France international joined West Ham on a season-long loan from Paris Saint-Germain over the summer.

However, Areola is yet to play a single second of competitive football for the east Londoners, leaving supporters baffled.

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Łukasz Fabiański is currently first choice in between the sticks.

Usually, backup goalkeepers get opportunities in cup competitions, so some fans clearly expected to see Areola face Dinamo Zagreb last night.

Unfortunately for them, Moyes stuck with his trusty 56-cap Poland international, who kept a clean sheet in Croatia.

In that respect, his decision was justified, although you can understand where the West Ham fans are coming from.

When will Alphonse Areola play for West Ham?

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The 28-year-old is only on a season-long loan, so when will he be given chances to impress the east Londoners?

Clearly, Moyes has no intention of making him the club’s Europa League glovesman, so we’re unsure when Areola will actually play.

Of course, this may well have been the arrangement. Fabiański – who is now 36 – plays this season, before Areola is signed permanently and plays next term.

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Moyes might’ve just been keen to get the Frenchman to the London Stadium early, in order to help him settle into his surroundings.

This theory may have some truth to it, as West Ham have an option to buy the shot-stopper permanently in the summer of 2022.

For now, let’s see what the West Ham fans on Twitter have been saying about Areola…

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