Sport by Press Association 12/01/2019, 2:43 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Marko Arnautovic was named in the starting line-up for West Ham’s Premier League clash with Arsenal just days after his brother claimed the Austria international wanted to leave the London Stadium. While a January move to the Chinese Super League could still materialise, Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini kept faith in the forward as the hosts beat Unai Emery’s side 1-0. Here, Press Association Sport takes a close look at Arnautovic’s performance. Reception Arnautovic’s name was cheered when the team was announced ahead of kick-off and there seemed little animosity towards the former Stoke player. His first few contributions were also heartily applauded by the home support, even if they were simple flick-ons or easy passes to a team-mate. There were chants of “Marko Arnautovic” from the West Ham fans during the second half and he was given a standing ovation from all corners of the stadium when he was replaced by Andy Carroll with 20 minutes remaining – and he responded by waving to the supporters as he departed. Goal threat Always a thorn in the side of any defence, Arnautovic was… Read full this story
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