West Ham & Marko Arnautovic
Marko Arnautovic has started the new Premier League season in good form.
The Austrian forward has scored four goals and chipped in with one assist in eight matches.
However, in recent weeks it’s been confirmed that Arnautovic isn’t 100% fit.
Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed that Arnautovic is nursing a knee problem.
It’s worth noting that Arnautovic has only completed 90 minutes for West Ham on three occasions this season.
Arnautovic talks about his knee problem
Arnautovic is now with the Austrian national squad during the break.
During his time away from the Hammers, Arnautovic has been quizzed about the nature of his injury.
In a worrying update for West Ham, Arnautovic has revealed his knee problem is hampering his training routine.
Specifically, Arnautovic has revealed he needs two or three days off after games to recuperate.
Arnautovic to play through the pain. “The knee is not the best but I am fit and I can play. I'm not training a lot. It is going to take time as I have some inflammation in my bone. After a game I need rest for 2/3 days. Obviously you can't do anything on this bone bruise.” #WHUFC
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) October 10, 2018
West Ham’s injury report
West Ham have several long-term absentees right now.
Manuel Lanzini is yet to feature this season after the Argentine star suffered an ACL injury before the World Cup.
However Lanzini is now back in training and working on his ball skills.
The Hammers are also with Winston Reid and Carlos Sanchez due to respective knee injuries.
Jack Wilshere has been out of action with an ankle injury, while Andy Carroll has also been sidelined this season yet again.