West Ham winger Said Benrahma is expected to leave the club during the January transfer window, a new report has claimed.

The Hammers picked up a sensational 2-0 win away to Arsenal on Thursday evening, in what was surely their most impressive result of the season so far.

Tomas Soucek opened the scoring and Konstantinos Mavropanos added a second after the break, as West Ham dented their London rivals’ Premier League title hopes.

One player who enjoyed some rare playing time at the Emirates was Benrahma, who played his part in the win. It was only his fourth league start of the season, with the 28-year-old falling down the pecking order since the beginning of the campaign.

According to Football Insider, a January exit looks on the card for Benrahma, due in part to Mohammed Kudus’ impact since arriving in the summer:

“Said Benrahma is set to leave West Ham next month after falling out of favour at the London Stadium, sources have told Football Insider. The 28-year-old forward has struggled for playing time this season and is now expected to be sold in the January window.

“Mohammed Kudus has made a huge impact in the Hammers line-up since his £40million move from Ajax in the summer, leaving no space for Benrahma as a starter.”

It would be a shame to leave Benrahma leave West Ham next month, but at the same time, it would also be understandable, considering he likely wants to be playing regular football week in, week out.

At the moment, that is something that David Moyes cannot promise him, given the form of the likes of Kudus and Jarrod Bowen, so allowing him to leave could be best for all parties.

If Benrahma does move on, he should still be remembered as an excellent servant for West Ham – one who tasted UEFA Europa Conference League glory last season, and who has a tally of 24 goals and 19 assists in 153 appearances overall.

The Algerian isn’t out of contract at the London Stadium until the summer of 2026, so the Hammers can still demand good money for his services, potentially using those funds on January signings.