When Marko Arnautovuc signed for West Ham from Stoke City back in summer 2017 there was a lot of expectation on the shoulders of the Austrian. However, he’s lived up to that expectation and then some,m winning Hammer of the Year in his debut season. However, it looks like recent interest from China could see the striker leave this month.
Don’t cry because it’s over
Smile because it happened
— West Ham Transfers (@westhamtransfer) 13 January 2019
Arnautovic played his part as West Ham overcame Arsenal 1-0 on Saturday, and whilst he wasn’t on the scoresheet he managed to get himself about and trouble the Gunners’ backline. Eventually, the 29-year-old was hooked in the second half, and with West Ham not playing at home again until February, the way he walked off the pitch clapping the fans and taking it in made a lot of supporters believe it was the end for Arnautovic.
It then hasn’t helped that over the weekend, Michail Antonio has come out and claimed that Marko Arnautovuic wants to move to China. The Hammers would be dealt a massive blow if they were to lose Arnautovic, however, the sort of money they’d receive for his services would almost certainly be put back into the club, and if they can find a young striker who can serve them for years to come then it would have to be seen as a positive move.
You can read the Irons’ comments as they prepare for an Arnautovix exit here:
I blame the kid who told him to score 50 goals
— Jack Buckland (@jackbuckland02) January 14, 2019
I'm not crying you are
— lanzinitheboy (@claretandblue24) January 14, 2019
nah imma cry thx tho
— LC (@westhamny) January 14, 2019
— Brecht Van Bockstal (@rammetridis) January 14, 2019
Gonna miss him
— Bradley Sapsford (@bradsapsford7) 13 January 2019
He will find out Money is not everything!! thankyou you for the time but he will regret it!!
— Hammerman (@Hammerm94403293) January 13, 2019
He’s already a memory…scored some good goals but come on…..he ain’t fit to do Di Canio or Payets boots up…because they were world class….and he is trying to force a move….Classy Not!
What we is a true superstar in the making….Rice
— Gavlaar (@gavblake14) 13 January 2019
The Hammers hate the idea of losing Arnautovic but will be keen to cash in if he has to leave.
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