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Marko Arnautovic | Forward | #27

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

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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. Aug 21 - 3:18 PM

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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.
Aug 4 - 4:04 PM

Marko Arnautovic scored his first West Ham goal in a 2-2 friendly draw with Werder Bremen on Saturday.

Arnautovic, who signed from Stoke City in a record £25 million deal, turned in Arthur Masuaku's deflected cross to score his first goal on his full Hammers debut. West Ham went behind on a 15th-minute header, with goalkeeper Joe Hart unable to stop the close-range finish, before Arnautovic responded 10 minutes later. It was then another debutant, striker Toni Martinez, that put the Hammers ahead after 75 minutes when the young Spaniard headed home an Andre Ayew cross. However, the match would end even with Bremen equalizing nine minutes from time to secure a 3-2 Betway Cup aggregate victory for the Bundesliga side. Said manager Slaven Bilic on Arnautovic's goal: "This was one of the reasons why we bought him and we have to help him, of course, but I’m expecting him to make the difference week-in, week-out."
Jul 29 - 4:36 PM

West Ham officially announced a move for Stoke City winger Marko Arnautovic for a club-record £24 million fee.

The Austrian international joins on a five-year deal after the Hammers saw their third bid accepted following his transfer request and becomes the third signing of the summer after Pablo Zabaleta and Joe Hart. The 28-year-old recorded six goals and five assists last season after his breakout 2015/16 season where he scored 11 goals. Said Arnautovic: "Everyone knows that West Ham is a big club, with a big history and I'm happy to be a part of it now. I can't wait to get started...I can only say it is a massive club with a lot of fans. They are crazy for football and this is what I like. The club is still growing, getting better and better and that's why I'm here."
Source: Sky Sports
Jul 22 - 5:46 PM

Marko Arnautovic has passed his medical ahead of his club-record move to West Ham, which is expected to be finalized on Saturday.

Sky Sports News is reporting that Arnautovic has agreed a five-year-deal, worth £26m, and will become West Ham's highest-paid player once his move is completed. Having failed with two previous bids for the winger, the Hammers were able to reach an agreement with Stoke City on their third approach, which could rise to a fee as high as £25m. Arnie, who handed in a transfer request in order to force through a move, will join Javier "Chicarito" Hernandez as the newest players to seal a move to the London Stadium. Arnautovic and Chicarito are expected to compete for spots in Slaven Bilic's starting XI, with the former likely to operate on the wing and the latter partner up front alongside Andy Carroll.
Source: Sky Sports
Jul 21 - 11:20 PM

Marko Arnautovic looks to be headed to West Ham after handing in a transfer request and seeing the East London club finally meeting the Potters' valuation.

It took three bids from West Ham United but reports on ESPNFC.com indicate that Stoke City have agreed to sell Marko Arnautovic to the Hammers for somewhere north of the failed £20m second bid. Arnautovic adds to a stable of wide attackers at the London Stadium joining Michail Antonio, Robert Snodgrass, and Andre Ayew. The concern for Mark Hughes's side is that the Austrian's departure leaves them short of attacking options with Jon Walters already having departed, Xherdan Shaqiri frequently injured, Peter Crouch turning 37 in January, and Saido Berahino yet to score a Premier League goal of the Potters. That's an attack that needs a lot of work between now and the kickoff of the season.
Source: espnfc.com
Jul 18 - 10:34 AM

Marko Arnautovic will be assessed after suffering a suspected knee injury during the 1-0 friendly win over Neuchatel Xamax on Monday night.

The Potters winger, who submitted a transfer request just hours before the game in Switzerland, appeared to jar his right knee as he attempted to cross the ball. Fortunately, Arnautovic was able to limp down the tunnel unaided following treatment, but he will be assessed over the next 24-48 hours. Stoke have already rejected an offer from West Ham, believed to be in the region of £15 million, but Slaven Bilic is expected to come back with an improved bid. Arnautovic [6-goals + five assists in 2016/17] has become an integral part of Mark Hughes’ side since his arrival at the Bet365 Stadium four years ago, for £2 million, from Bundesliga side Werder Bremen.
Source: Sky Sports
Jul 11 - 5:02 AM

Marko Arnautovic could miss the final Premier League game of the season after leaving the Bet365 Stadium with his arm in a sling on Saturday.

There are fears that the Austria international may have fractured his right arm following a robust challenge from Arsenal centre-back Rob Holding which forced the winger off with Stoke 4-1 down. If tests confirm a break, then it is possible that Arnautovic could play in a protective cast, otherwise Mark Hughes will consider his options with Ramadan Sobhi favourite to come into the side which travels to Southampton. Arnautovic will receive little sympathy from Arsenal supporters who feel his injury is karma following an incident dating back to January 2015. The 28-year-old pushed Mathieu Debuchy mid-air during a Premier League match at the Emirates which left the Frenchman with a dislocated shoulder.
Source: The Sun
May 16 - 6:02 AM

The gap between Stoke City and relegation-zoned Swansea City shrunk this afternoon, as a missed penalty by Marko Arnautovic was the defining moment in a 2-0 loss.

The biggest news of the day for Stoke was the return of Jack Butland, but it was clear the keeper was not completely comfortable, spilling the ball a couple of times, but he did make a class save in the second half, looking the Butland of old. The Potters gave up an early goal though and offered little in terms of attack, with Saido Berahino wasting a golden chance just before halftime. Still, Stoke had a chance to get a result, as a foul on Xherdan Shaqiri in the box set up a penalty kick for Arnautovic. The Austrian international blasted it into Southern Wales sky and,less than a minute later, the Swans doubled their lead, which put the game away. Stoke are still firmly in midtable but may be running out of reasons to play with motivation.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 22 - 11:58 AM

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.

The Austrian forward has been one of the few attacking bright spots in the second half of the season for Mark Hughes. He hasn't reclaimed the form of last season but he has certainly been better than what was a disastrous first half of the season. He reverted in Week 31 with multiple missed chances that were among the few that the Potters generated in what was a gritty affair with Sam Dyche's side. Where George Boyd took advantage, Arnautovic did not and that was the difference.
Source: espnfc.com
Apr 4 - 5:12 PM

Mark Hughes is sweating on the fitness of several key first-team players and admits his team selection hangs in the balance.

The Stoke manager was speaking ahead of his sides re-arranged Premier League trip to the Etihad this week. "We have a few issues at the moment, and we are going to have to see how the next 24 hours pans out before I can make a decision," said Hughes. Bruno Martins Indi "is extremely doubtful" after he over-extended his knee during the win over Middlesbrough. "Thankfully, the scans show no major damage, but it does look as though Wednesday’s game will come around too soon for him." Marko Arnautovic was absent from training today because of illness and Glen Johnson injured his shoulder "and is doubtful too." However, there was promising news on the availability of Shaqiri, with the Swiss international all set to appear for the first time since January: "Xherdan is fit and available and is certainly in my thoughts for the game."
Mar 6 - 7:07 PM

Marko Arnautovic scored a first-half brace as Stoke City defeated Middlesbrough 2-0 at the bet365 Stadium on Saturday.

Stoke City cruised to victory against a Middlesbrough side who are now winless in 10 league matches. Arnautovic, who has now equaled the record for most PL goals by an Austrian (21), put on one of his best performances of the season at the expense of Boro defender George Friend. The Potters took the lead on 29 minutes when Arnautovic ran onto a ball over the top and tapped it to himself around Friend before slotting home past Victor Valdes, while the Austrian international would add close-range finish just three minutes before the interval. The victory gives Stoke 35 points, as they now sit 13 points ahead of 18th place Boro.
Source: NBC Sports
Mar 4 - 1:36 PM

Stoke City has turned its fortunes around in the new year and now finds itself riding a two-match winning streak.

The Potters entered 2017 in the midst of a four-match Premier League winless streak, only to win their first two league games of the season. Mark Hughes' side closed out Saturday's 3-1 away win at Sunderland in the first 34 minutes, scoring all three goals with 10 minutes left in the first half that saw Sunderland fans exiting the Stadium of Light before half-time. Stoke fans will certainly be thrilled to see Marko Arnautovic firing away. The Austrian attacker has struggled to find his rhythm this season with only a single goal to his name entering Saturday after recording 11 goals and six assists last season. But that all changed with two goals in the first 22 minutes, connecting with Peter Crouch on the second. It was Crouch who then put the match away in the 34th minute as the veteran has now scored in each of the last three league matches.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 14 - 12:36 PM

After a reckless tackle saw him sent off in mid-week, Marko Arnautovic starts his three match ban this weekend against Leicester City.

Suspensions aside, this season has represented a major step back for Arnautovic. The Potters' most dangerous attacking threat last season, his effectiveness has taken a major nose dive. Throwing in a second suspension-driven absence, one wonders if this is just going to be a lost season.
Source: espnfc.com
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 11:56:00 AM

Marko Arnautovic was sent off but Stoke still held on for over an hour of play to get a draw on Wednesday.

The Saints had a game that typifies their season, dominating possession but failing to actually find a winner. They had 71% possession, getting 15 shots but only 4 were on target. Rodriguez came on as a sub to have the best opportunity of the game but he failed to latch on to Boufal's cross. Ward Prowse also had a late chance, but his attempt was blocked away. Mark Hughes will be happy going home after his 400th game in Premier League management.
Source: BBC Sport
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 05:14:00 PM