Over the first two months of the season, if you were to ask West Ham fans which player they had been most underwhelmed by, chances are the majority would have told you Marko Arnautovic.
With a huge price tag to live up to following his summer arrival from Stoke, much was expected of the Austrian. However, his form over the first few games of the 2017/18 campaign was nothing short of abysmal.
However, since the arrival of David Moyes, Arnautovic has looked like a totally different player and has become the catalyst for a significant upturn in form for the Hammers.
Therefore, when the 28-year-old, who is valued at £16.2million by Tranfermarkt, was sidelined with injury at the end of January, fans were concerned.
However, the club have now confirmed that their star player is close to full fitness and will be in contention for Saturday’s game against Watford.
After hearing the news, Hammers fans took to Twitter to express their delight…
Over the moon Arnautovic could possibly be back for Saturday. Missed him a Brighton. He can do something out of nothing. Hope we see him and Hernandez up top.
— Khaleem Azam. (@AzamWHUFC) February 7, 2018
"Like a new signing"
— Martin (@martin__200) February 7, 2018
Great News, we have missed him.
— Michael Cole (@Michael80660818) February 8, 2018
— Kian (@MagicManueI) February 8, 2018
YES! don’t risk him tho ! Play Antonio instead ( and bring arnie of the bench! But if arnie is fit Enough then let’s trust Moyes to start him
— Zak simo (@zak_sims) February 8, 2018
Atleast Arnie is back Saturday
— ⚜️ (@CallumWHUFC_) February 8, 2018
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