West Ham have endured a difficult start to the Premier League season under Manuel Pellegrini, losing each of their opening matches.
Defeats away from home against Liverpool and Arsenal were somewhat expected but losing to Bournemouth at the London Stadium was a big blow – but thankfully a first win of the season was secured in the Carabao Cup in midweek.
The Hammers now face another stern test this weekend against a newly-promoted Wolves side who recruited heavily in the summer and took points off defending champions Manchester City last week.
Thankfully, fans have been handed a positive update ahead of the game as it has been confirmed that Marko Arnautovic is available for selection in the crunch tie between the two sides.
The Austria international was West Ham’s saving grace last season and will be just as important this term, with fans clearly delighted by the injury update and sharing their thoughts on the matter on social media.
We have gathered some of the best responses below.
Great to hear MARKO now time to get some goals in the wolves game ⚒⚒#COYI
— Joe Thorpe (@joe_thorpe21) August 30, 2018
See him after the international break then
— Mark (@ElvinWestside) August 30, 2018
Hat-trick incoming #Irons
— Si Juster ⚒ (@JusterCR8) August 30, 2018
that’s the way i understood it too. Everyone going into panic mode! The boy is a beast, a slight knee tweak won’t stop him
— Devo (@Devstheoriginal) August 30, 2018
He is definitely available, assuming he doesn’t feel it from now till Saturday
— ExWHUemployee (@ExWHUemployee) August 30, 2018
Music to my ears!
— Dumitrescu Eduard (@EddyDoubleD) August 30, 2018
Even if declared fit for selection, I think the bench is the place to start the game. No need to rush Arnie back and lose him for longer.
— Russell Kirby (@rustyk1971) August 30, 2018