A rumour circulated on Twitter on Monday that West Ham United forward Marko Arnautovic was suffering from a hamstring injury, which the reliable @ExWHUemployee later confirmed, and Irons fans have been quick to have their say on the news as their injury crisis continues to deepen.
He felt his hamstring against Bournemouth and continued on. He is still feeling it. He wasn’t due to play against Wigan anyway but he is now a doubt for Palace and Brighton. I’ll get further info today https://t.co/FmKSTyW1Io
— ExWHUemployee (@ExWHUemployee) January 23, 2018
The in-form attacker felt his hamstring during the 1-1 draw against Bournemouth at the London Stadium on Saturday following an effort at goal, but he still played the full 90 minutes against the Cherries.
However, @ExWHUemployee now says that he could be absent for the crucial upcoming Premier League matches against Crystal Palace and Brighton and Hove Albion, with the east London outfit already missing the likes of Michail Antonio, Andy Carroll and Manuel Lanzini because of injury.
West Ham supporters took to social media to give their thoughts on the news, and while one said “we are doomed”, another said “kill me”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
We are well and truely screwed
— Paul Himself (@Paulie_Cashews) January 23, 2018
— ⚒RUSTYHAMMER⚒ (@DeanoTy) January 23, 2018
We are doomed ??⚒
— Kevin (@Kevin10whu) January 23, 2018
Time to get the money out
Oh no poor owners will be distraught at the thought
— Craig ⚒ Jackman (@75_chicoIron) January 23, 2018
— Luke ⚒ (@lukejessop16) January 23, 2018
Lanzini and now possibly Arnie injured is a huge blow with massive games coming up
— Gavin Thulborn (@GavinThulborn) January 23, 2018
Lanzini out Injured,Now hearing Arnie is out 3 weeks..This is bad bad news..Who will create & score our goals??Have we knackered them both out over Xmas & New Year now we paying the price..Too mamy Injuries,Time to put you4 hands in your pockets @davidgold
— ⚒Imran Khan ⚒ (@imran484_khan) January 23, 2018