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Marko Arnautovic | Forward | #7

Team: West Ham United
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/19/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 183

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Marko Arnautovic is in contention to make the squad to face Watford on Saturday after returning to training this week.
Arnautovic was back in training this week after missing the last two matches with a hamstring injury he sustained during the 1-1 draw with Bournemouth on January 20th. While it is likely the Austria international will start from the bench if included, his return would be a much welcomed boost. Arnautovic had scored six goals and tallied three assists in the eight matches prior to picking up the injury. Meanwhile, Michail Antonio could be recalled to the starting XI after making a substitute cameo in the defeat at Brighton last weekend. Expect Javier Hernandez and Joao Mario to lead the attack, while Antonio could come in for Sam Byram on the right wing. Feb 9 - 4:03 PM

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David Moyes has been dealt another blow following the news that Marko Arnautovic could miss the next four games due to injury.

The in-form attacker has been managing a niggling hamstring problem all month, and following his involvement against Bournemouth, tests confirm he suffered a setback which is likely to keep him out until mid-February. The update comes as a hammer blow for Moyes who also lost Andy Carroll until April after he underwent surgery on Monday morning to fix a hairline fracture of his foot. Meanwhile, media reports suggest Manuel Lanzini [hamstring] is expected to miss between 4-6 weeks after limping off on Saturday, although there has been no official update from the club. Javier Hernandez, heavily linked with a move to Newcastle, has had a transfer request rejected, and with a growing injury list, it seems highly unlikely that Diafra Sakho or Andre Ayew will move during the window unless the Moyes can add reinforcements first.
Source: The Mirror
Jan 23 - 5:05 PM

West Ham have been dealt another injury blow after Marko Arnautovic was ruled out for three weeks with a hamstring problem.

The news come as another untimely blow for the Hammers with Manuel Lanzini sidelined for at least a month and Andy Carroll already ruled out for three months. Arnautovic has been in fine form with six goals and three assists in his last eight appearances. The Austria international, who played through the injury against Bournemouth on Saturday, he will now miss the FA Cup clash at Wigan this weekend, as well as league matches against Crystal Palace, Brighton and Watford. Javier Hernandez and Andrew Ayew are positioned to see significant role increases for the duration of Arnautovic's absence, while the handful of injuries could result in the Hammers adding an attacker before the transfer window closes.
Jan 23 - 4:34 PM

Marko Arnautovic had a big fantasy day, scoring once and assisting twice as West Ham United rolled over Huddersfield Town, 1-4.

West Ham's rise under David Moyes continued today as the Irons looked the stronger side from start to finish, though they did not run away with the result until the second half. They got on the board first 25 minutes in, when Mark Noble stripped a ball near the Terriers box and slotted home for his 50th goal of his career. Huddersfield managed to equalize to make things level after one half, but West Ham put the pedal to the metal right at the restart. Cheikhou Kouyate set up Arnautovic for his sixth goal of the campaign to regain the lead. The Austrian would then link up with Manuel Lanzini twice to run away with the match. Lanzini entered the day with just one tally on the season. Moyes' men have a good chance to keep the form up when they host Bournemouth next weekend.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 13 - 12:07 PM

Marko Arnautovic returned to training this week and will be fit to face Huddersfield Town at the John Smith's Stadium on Saturday.

The Austria international has missed the last two matches due to a hamstring injury but has been given the green light to return ahead of the trip to Huddersfield. Arnautovic's return is made all the more timely with Michail Antonio still unavailable and West Ham facing a run of five matches against club in the bottom half of the table. From a fantasy perspective, the 28-year-old is someone to consider given his form under David Moyes. Arnautovic has scored five goals in his previous six appearances, including a brace in the 3-3 draw with Bournemouth on Boxing Day.
Jan 12 - 4:36 PM

West Ham's visit to Bournemouth ended with six goals being split equally in an entertaining game on Tuesday afternoon.

West Ham took an early lead through James Collins, who headed in a corner from Cresswell beyond Begovic. Josh King missed a good chance to equalise before Dan Gosling did just that after putting the ball away in a scramble. The Cherries then grabbed the lead when Aké touched home a shot from Cook but then the tide turned completely as Arnautovic struck twice for the Hammers. Bournemouth pulled a draw from the fire in injury time when Ake controversially headed home their third, splitting the spoils at the Vitality Stadium.
Source: BBC Sport
Tue, Dec 26, 2017 12:08:00 PM

The David Moyes revolution continues at West Ham as they won 3-0 at the Bet365 Stadium on Saturday.

The match started an hour late due to a power outage at the stadium. It was the visitors who provided all the power once the match started with goals from Mark Noble, Marko Arnautovic, and Diafra Sakho. The Hammers have climbed up to 15th pending Sunday and Monday's results.
Sat, Dec 16, 2017 03:31:00 PM

Marko Arnautovic scored an early goal and the defense was poised as West Ham United edged Chelsea, 1-0, for three massive points.

By far, the best day of the season for the Hammers. They got exactly what they needed, which was an early advantage, coming in the sixth minute, On the break, Arnautovic played a 1-2 with Manuel Lazini and the former slipped into the box to slot home. Chelsea dominated the stat sheet, but an organized defense combined with poor finishing from the Blues left Adrian virtually untested. With the momentum of the crowd, the Hammers were able to let the lone goal stand and grab the points. The win still leaves them on the wrong side of the relegation zone, but today's result certainly shed a positive light on the rest of their season.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Dec 9, 2017 09:34:00 AM

Marko Arnautovic has been given the all clear ahead of Friday's match with Leicester City after suffering a wrist injury during last weekend's defeat at Watford.

Arnautovic was substituted in the second half of last weekend's match with Watford, but manager David Moyes has revealed the knock was not as serious as initially feared and the No.7 will be fit to face the Foxes. "It was badly swollen – it was a bit like a boxer’s hand when we saw it the next day," said Moyes. "But he’s fine. He has trained with a good plaster on it. He’s okay." Andre Ayew, who missed Moyes's first match due to illness, will also be available for Friday's match. With Chicharito and Michail Antonio both ruled out, Arnautovic and Ayew could make the starting XI. Andy Carroll, who started against Watford, is another option upfront, while Diafra Sakho could see minutes off the bench.
Fri, Nov 24, 2017 02:27:00 PM

David Moyes is confident of having Marko Arnautovic available for Friday after tests confirm the winger did not break his thumb at Watford.

The Austria international, who was having one of his more influential games since signing for the Claret and Blues, was reluctantly replaced in the 74th minute after he was accidentally trodden on by defender Marvin Zeegelaar. Arnautovic was sent for an x-ray, but despite heavy swelling, the results were positive and there was no fracture. The new West Ham boss is also hopeful of having Andre Ayew back in the match-day squad after he missed out at Vicarage Road due to illness. Meanwhile, James Collins could feature for the first time since September having recovered from an ankle ligament injury. A decision on Michail Antonio will be made closer to kick-off as he struggles to overcome badly bruised ribs and a niggling hamstring complaint. Jose Fonte [foot] and Sam Byram [thigh] are definitely out while the game is expected to come too soon for Javier Hernandez.
Source: Sky Sports
Wed, Nov 22, 2017 04:20:00 AM

Missed chances, poor defending and an injury to a key player summed up a forgettable debut for David Moyes as West Ham United fell to Watford, 0-2.

Moyes' return to the Premier League went wrong in every possible way. They gave up an early goal, putting themselves in a pressurized situation which they could not escape from. They had two chances to level the match just before halftime, but shots by Cheikhou Kouyate and Marko Arnautovic were stopped by the Watford keeper. The defense then allowed the Hornets an easy second goal just after the hour mark. Moments later, Arnautovic landed awkwardly, appearing to have injured his wrist, and immediately exited the game. With a quarter hour left, Manuel Lanzini nearly pulled one back, but his shot was cleared off the line. Moyes will go back to the drawing board as West Ham stay home this Friday to host Leicester.
Source: NBC Sports
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 01:15:00 PM

West Ham secured their place in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup by defeating League One side Bolton 3-0 at the London Stadium on Tuesday.

Slaven Bilic made 10 changes to his side who drew 0-0 with West Brom at the weekend, handing Montenegro international Sead Haksabanovic his debut and Marko Arnautovic his first start since being sent off against Southampton in late August. Signed from Stoke City for £25m this summer, Arnautovic put in his best effort as a Hammer, providing a free-kick for Angelo Ogbonna's powerful header to opening the score and set up Diafra Sahka in the 31st minute. The second half saw the Hammers struggle to find chances until Arthur Masuaku blasted a thunderous strike into the top corner from 25 yards in stoppage time. The cup win also marked the return of captain Mark Noble, who missed the last two league matches with a hamstring injury, and winger Nathan Holland's first-team debut off the bench.
Tue, Sep 19, 2017 07:31:00 PM

Marko Arnautovic has completed his three-match domestic ban following his red card in and will return to the matchday squad for Saturday's match at West Brom

Manager Slaven Bilic, speaking at his pre-match press conference ahead of Saturday's trip, confirmed the Austria international will be in the squad to face the Baggies. With Manuel Lanzini and Mark Noble both unavailable for selection, the return of Arnautovic is a timely boost for the Hammers attack. However, it's unclear whether or not he will return to the starting XI. Arnautovic did start both matches on the left-wing prior to his suspension, but Bilic may decide to name the same side that beat Huddersfield Town. Unless Bilic elects to change the formation, fantasy managers should be prepared to see Arnautovic start from the bench.
Thu, Sep 14, 2017 08:04:00 PM

Marko Arnautovic issued an apology to West Ham fans on his Instagram page after he was sent off in the Saturday's 3-2 defeat at Southampton.

The Hammers were forced to play the majority of Saturday's defeat with 10 men after Arnautovic was shown a straight red card for a violent elbow on Jack Stephens in the 33rd minute at the St. Mary's Stadium. West Ham fought back after the attacker's dismissal as Javier Hernandez scored twice to bring Slaven Bilic's side back from a 2-0 deficit, but the spirited comeback was undone by a Charlie Austin spot-kick in the 93rd minute. While Arnautovic protested his innocence over the foul during the match, the 28-year-old posted an apology on social media after the fixture: "I want to apologise to all the West Ham fans. Just want to let you know I didn't want to let my team down and you fans. So please, sorry. A big apology to all of you." The club record signing will now serve a three-match ban before being eligible to return September 23rd against Tottenham.
Mon, Aug 21, 2017 03:18:00 PM

Marko Arnuatovic was removed from the second half of Friday's 3-0 pre-season defeat to Manchester City, however, manager Slaven Bilic revealed the issue was nothing more than cramp.

While West Ham make a number of defensive lapses as they suffered defeat in their final pre-season friendly on Friday, the manager provided a positive update on Arnautovic after the match. Bilic confirmed the 28-year-old Austria international was replaced midway through the second period due to a cramp, rather than an injury, thus avoiding another blow to the first-team ranks. "He’s not bad, because it was just like a cramp so it doesn’t look too bad," he revealed. "From that point of view it was good because no new players got injured in the game, so it was one more training for them before the season. The situation with Marko is basically nothing." The news means the former Stoke City man should be fit to face Manchester United when the Hammers open their Premier League campaign on August 13.
Fri, Aug 4, 2017 04:04:00 PM