David Gold clarifies Olympic Stadium plan, responds to a question about Lanzini

David Gold

Manuel Lanzini could feature for West Ham United against Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup today, says David Gold.

West Ham United co-chairman David Gold has suggested on social networking site Twitter that Manuel Lanzini could feature against Blackburn Rovers today.

West Ham will take on Championship side Blackburn away from home at Ewood Park in the fifth round of the FA Cup this afternoon.

Lanzini has recovered from a hamstring problem and trained with the rest of the Hammers’ squad this week.

Gold has suggested on Twitter that the 23-year-old Argentine attacking midfielder could play against Rovers this afternoon.

The West Ham co-chairman has also clarified plans regarding the Olympic Stadium, which will be the London club’s home from next season.

Lanzini has scored four goals and created 14 chances in 14 Premier League appearances for West Ham so far this season.

The Argentine attacker has a pass accuracy of 89% and a shot accuracy of 40%, and has won two headers, 32 dribbles and 14 tackles.

West Ham are seventh in the Premier League table at the moment with 40 points from 26 matches.

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