The 29-year-old was withdrawn from the squad for yesterday’s game against Bournemouth with Hammers manager Manuel Pellegrini feeling the player was not in the right frame of mind
Fans on Twitter are frustrated with how things have turned out:
Hopefully this creates a bidding war between Chinese clubs. Get him gone.
— Tony (@Tonker37) 18 January 2019
£50M please, thanks.
— Kieron Kelleher (@kieron_kelleher) 18 January 2019
— Jack Cooper (@jackcwhu99) 18 January 2019
Arnie why? Smh
— Moonchula (@AdamsonAhmed) 18 January 2019
Swap deal with Talisca would be nice
— Connor Boundy (@CBoundy92) 18 January 2019
“Growing up in Vienna, I always dreamt of playing in the Tianhe Stadium and lifting the Chinese FA Cup”
— Liam Boreham (@_liamboreham) 18 January 2019
— RJ Animus (@RJ_ANIMUS) 18 January 2019
Go on boys, snap him up
— B. ⚒ (@EmersonWHUFC) 18 January 2019
Arnautovic retiring then
— Paul Campbell (@PaulCampbell72) 18 January 2019
If he goes can see West Ham putting a bid in for @CallumWilson would be a decent buy
— scurf (@scurf9) 18 January 2019
He’s pathetic tbh , liked him as a player and thought that he enjoyed playing for West Ham but he’s only in it for the money
— Dean Rangeley (@dean_rangeley) 18 January 2019
It is believed that Stoke will get 20% of any fee over £20m for Arnautovic with West Ham keen to get £50m for the Austrian international. However, the latest turn of events
Whether they can find a replacement for the forward, it remains to be seen. Deals for Celta Vigo’s Maxi Gomez and Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson have been suggested, while Roma’s Edin Dzeko and Genoa’s Krzysztof Piatek have also been linked. It looks as though the race will soon be on to bring in a new striker before the end of January.