Marko Arnautovic has been better in the second half of the season but not tonight as his missed chances doomed Stoke City to a 1-0 loss at Turf Moor.
Mark Hughes is sweating on the fitness of several key first-team players and admits his team selection hangs in the balance.
Marko Arnautovic scored a first-half brace as Stoke City defeated Middlesbrough 2-0 at the bet365 Stadium on Saturday.
Stoke City has turned its fortunes around in the new year and now finds itself riding a two-match winning streak.
After a reckless tackle saw him sent off in mid-week, Marko Arnautovic starts his three match ban this weekend against Leicester City.
Marko Arnautovic was sent off but Stoke still held on for over an hour of play to get a draw on Wednesday.
Marko Aruautovic came out of the 2-0 win over the Clarets last weekend with a minor knock. He will overcome that knock and be available to start against Arsenal on Saturday.
Stoke City will have some key attacking players back as Marko Arnautovic returns from suspension while Xherdan Shaqiri returns from injury as the Potters welcome Bournemouth to the Britannia on Saturday.
Stoke City will be without one of its stars in Marko Arnautovic after the winger picked up his fifth yellow card of the season.
Marko Arnautovic scored a brace and Joe Allen answered with a goal of his own as Wales and Austria played to a 2-2 draw in World Cup qualifying on Thursday.
Mark Hughes' side crashed out of the EFL Cup losing a 2-1 decision to visiting Hull City with a stoppage time goal deciding it.
Amid rumors of a transfer, Marko Arnautovic has tied himself to Stoke City for another four years after signing on renewed terms at the Britannia.
In a wild Group F, Austria fail to make it to the Round of 16 as upstart Iceland handed them a 2-1 loss.
Mark Hughes is sweating on the fitness of Marko Arnautovic ahead of next weekends’ trip to Selhurst Park.