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Divided West Ham fans react on Twitter as bad boy striker Marko Arnautovic returns

West Ham United fans on Twitter have been split by news that bad boy striker Marko Arnautovic could be returning to the starting Xl on Saturday afternoon.

Speaking in his pre-Huddersfield Town press conference, Manuel Pellegrini reasoned that the controversial player had been battling illness in recent weeks when asked about why he had been sitting on the bench so much recently, and that he thinks the Austrian “is ready to return in his position”.

Arnautovic has played just 190 minutes of football since he almost left for the Chinese Super League in the January transfer window before eventually conceding that he’ll be staying at London Stadium, for the time being.

Some supporters are still bitter about the way the Austria vice-captain handled himself two months ago and don’t want to see him wearing the shirt. On the other hand, the reigning Hammer of the Year is vital to the club’s hopes of finishing seventh in the Premier League.

This has been reflected in the reaction from fans on Twitter to Pellegrini’s Arnautovic revelation, with comments ranging from the sarcastic “sure” fashion and pokes at the 30-year-old’s common “scowling” facial expression to admissions that “he needs to start”.

Check out some of the best reactive Tweets from Claret & Blue Army members, below…

Article title: Divided West Ham fans react on Twitter as bad boy striker Marko Arnautovic returns

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