Marko Arnautovic lost a lot of respect and love from the West Ham fans with the way that he forced an exit from the London Stadium to China, and after more controversy at Euro 2020, Barry Fry admits that there is no chance that the Austrian returns to the London Stadium.
There were tentative links suggesting that the Hammers could be looking to strike up a deal and bring back the 32-year-old, who thrived under David Moyes during the manager’s first stint at the club.
Controversy appears to follow Arnautovic wherever he goes and Euro 2020 was no different as he picked up a one-game ban for insulting other players after he scored against North Macedonia in the group stages.
Moyes is in need of a reliable deputy striker to Michail Antonio who served him very well whenever fit last season, ending the season with 10 goals, and when asked if Arnautovic could make a return under Moyes, Fry had this to say exclusively to Football FanCast:
“I wouldn’t have thought so at all because he’s not done himself any favours, in all honesty, both on and off the field.”
Arnautovic led the line for Austria during their Round of 16 tie against Italy which saw him score, what many thought was the goal to put his country ahead against the Azzuri, only for him to be marginally offside.
During his time with the Hammers, Arnautovic adapted from a winger under Slaven Bilic, to the main striker under current boss Moyes, and he netted 11 times under the Scottsman who was appointed manager in November 2017 until the end of that campaign.