The Hammers ace is only just back from a knee injured incurred in a pre-World Cup camp with his nation.
West Ham United playmaker Manuel Lanzini has been called up to the Argentina national squad for the upcoming friendlies against Venezuela and Morocco this month.
The 26-year-old returns to the Albiceleste fold after having been ruled out for eight months with a knee injury picked up in a pre-World Cup training camp with his nation.
Lanzini only returned to the Hammers squad in February for the home game against Fulham, making a 15-minute cameo off the bench.
Since then, Manuel Pellegrini has eased him into more and more action, with 45 minutes against Manchester City and the full 90 minutes last time out against Newcastle United.
There are three other Premier League players in manager Lionel Scaloni’s squad – Tottenham Hotspur defender Juan Foyth, Manchester City centre-back Nicolas Otamendi, and Watford midfielder Roberto Pereyra (Argentina Twitter post).
The West Ham website announced Lanzini’s inclusion in the squad of the two-time World Cup champions, with an article on their website and a Twitter post:
Manuel Lanzini has been selected by Argentina for their upcoming friendlies pic.twitter.com/sZSrs8nk4w— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) March 7, 2019
Given what happened the last time he was on international duty and his very recent return, however, some West Ham fans were understandably concerned and there didn’t seem to be much enthusiasm:
Dont be injured this time plz— West Hammers (@CresswellMagic) March 7, 2019
This is nuts. Surely we can block that!— HertsWHU (@HertsWhu) March 7, 2019
If he gets injured with them again we riot. Simple as.— ⚒️ J ⚒️ (@hammerhead2009) March 7, 2019
Noooooooo they broke him last time— Brian Reardon (@brianreardon75) March 7, 2019
He is our jewel ⚽️⏭⚒. Break him again and there will b trouble.— tracey andrews (@lemlem75) March 7, 2019
Here we go again— tony (@happy_hammers) March 7, 2019
That’s nice for him but I’ve got a bad feeling about this, you know what our luck is like— Tony Young (@tonysyoung) March 7, 2019
Leave him alone for a bit— ⚒IronHammer⚒ (@ClaretnBlueLife) March 7, 2019
Oh ffs please get him insured this time would ya lads !!!!— Civilised Hooligan (@CivilisedH) March 7, 2019
Argentina face Venezuela in Madrid at 1am GMT on 23 March before playing Morocco in Tangier on 26 March.