Marko Arnautovic has captained West Ham United in their last two Premier League games due to the absence of club skipper Mark Noble through injury.
Arnautovic has scored twice for the Hammers this season, but it seems that a number of West Ham fans do not believe that the 29-year-old should be wearing the armband.
There is no question that the Austrian is a wonderful footballer, but his temperament when things are not going well has long been called into question.
The obvious solution would be to reinstate Noble as soon as possible, but a number of the West Ham supporters have been very disappointed with the Englishman this term.
It is certainly an interesting debate, and has recently been discussed by the club’s fans on social media.
West Ham have lost all four of their Premier League matches this term, and will be desperate to return to winning ways against Everton after the international break.
A selection of the Twitter reaction from the club’s supporters can be seen below:
Should be Wilshere IMO
— West Ham Community (@WHU_Forever) September 3, 2018
Captain should be facing the game not looking behind
— Ricksta (@Ricky87867277) September 3, 2018
— Nicola Mills (@PrettyBubbles65) September 3, 2018
I’m never keen on a striker being captain, always think a cb or cm make the best captains…
— Ⓟⓗⓘⓛⓘⓟ 父 Ⓦⓘⓛⓚⓘⓝⓢⓞⓝ 父 (@PW57WHU) September 3, 2018
There isn’t a leader in that team right now. From what I saw Saturday, not many are willing to pull their weight either. New manager and players yet same problems.
— Adam Northfield (@adamnorthfield3) September 3, 2018
Unfortunately not, not because I think he isn’t captain material but I think a captain could be a centre defender or a central midfield in the heart of the squad, able to talk players through the game, encourage them etc without being dragged out of position
— ForeverBoleyn.com (@foreverboleyn) September 3, 2018
Don’t think Arnie has it in him, good player not captain material tho… Noble should be put back in
— bradstammers (@bradstammers1) September 3, 2018
He could be but his head drops far too easily, saying that there’s no-one else either.
— Sam Puncher (@sam_puncher) September 3, 2018