West Ham give Marko Arnautovic transfer update

West Ham’s line on Arnautovic transfer saga

Over the past few weeks, West Ham striker Marko Arnautovic has faced an uncertain future with the London based club.

The forward was subbed off in the 71st minute as West Ham beat Arsenal and appeared to be waving goodbye to the West Ham fans.

This was because it looked as though Arnautovic was going to leave West Ham for a China-based club.

However, Sky Sports News, on Sunday, reported that the Austrian looks set to stay at West Ham after no club was able to meet the Hammers valuation of Arnautovic.

Now, on Monday the 21st, the Evening Standard are reporting that West Ham are willing to let Arnautovic go but only in the summer window.

Marko Arnautovic

LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 05: Marko Arnautovic of West Ham United argues with Manuel Pellegrini, Manager of West Ham United after being substitute during the FA Cup Third Round match between West Ham United and Birmingham City at The London Stadium on January 5, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Will Arnautovic start for West Ham?

The question now is, will Arnautovic be willing to play for West Ham for the remainder of the season?

Arnautovic has been a key member of the Hammers squad for the last two seasons and this season he has scored seven and assisted two in 16 league games.

The striker is also West Ham’s joint top scorer across all competitions, along with Felipe Anderson.

West Ham’s next game is vs AFC Wimbledon in the FA Cup 4th round this coming Saturday.

Arnautovic would probably not have started anyway as West Ham may have wanted to rest him against weaker opposition.

However, it will be interesting to see if Arnautovic starts vs Wolves in the league on Tuesday the 29th.

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