New West Ham signing Arthur Masuaku identifies where he must improve

Arthur Masuaku

The defender completed a move from Olympiakos on Monday.

Arthur MasuakuArthur Masuaku

New West Ham United signing Arthur Masuaku has told the club’s official website that he will have to work on his defensive game after joining the Hammers.

The full-back completed a move to the Olympic Stadium on Monday, with Slaven Bilic paying Olympiakos £6.2 million for his services, as reported by The Daily Mail.

He has been brought in to fill the currently vacant left-back spot after Aaron Cresswell picked up a long-term injury in pre-season.

West Ham's Aaron Cresswell in action with Swansea City's Leroy FerWest Ham's Aaron Cresswell in action with Leroy Fer

The Premier League is likely to be a big step-up for the full-back compared to the Greek Superleague, and he has admitted that he will have to work on the defensive side of his game.

“I think I am a little bit fast with the ball and I have a good left foot,” he told the club’s official website.

“Of course I have to work on my right foot, but I have a good left foot. I need to work on my defence, but I think in attack I am quite good. I have to work to be focused also on my defence.”

Olympiacos' Arthur Masuaku and Anderlecht's Dennis Praet in actionOlympiacos' Arthur Masuaku and Dennis Praet in action

It now remains to be seen if Masuaku is the only arrival at the club this week as they prepare for the start of the Premier League season.

Slaven Bilic said last week, as reported by The Express, that he was hoping to have five new players in before they kicked off, given the fact they have a busy month ahead of them.

The West Ham manager has already secured one in Masuaku, and it will be interesting to see if more arrive before the weekend.

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic before the gameWest Ham manager Slaven Bilic

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