Arnautovic: ‘London here I come’


ArnieSome players pen heart felt messages to fans thanking them for their support when they leave a club but Marko Arnautovic has decided to post an unusual photo with a gesture saying “London here I come” to his Instagram followers.

The 29-year-old is expected to complete a medical today ahead of a £20m move to West Ham on a five year deal on wages of £100,000 per week.

The Stoke winger scored 6 Premier League goals last season with 5 assists. He scored another goal in the league Cup and three more for Austria.

Marko will be hoping to put his previous Austrian bad boy image behind him. He once borrowed Eto’o’s Bentley, and it was stolen while in the Austria forward’s ­possession. He said the  ­incident affected him so badly he was unable to train.

He has also cycled into a golf cart, tore a knee ligament while playing with his dog and insulted a Vienna policeman by saying: “Shut up, I earn so much I can buy your life.” for which he was later suspended for the remainder of the season by his then club.

Tales of fights with team-mates during his time at Werder Bremen and being dropped by the Austrian national team amid reports of late-night clubbing.

arnautovicArnautovic also roomed with Balotelli for a year at Inter Milan where the pair became good friends previously caused a public storm during an interview by claiming that his ideal woman was tattooed with silicone-inflated breasts.

Jose Mourinho summed up mixed feelings about Arnautovic by calling him “a fantastic person”, but adding “he has the ­attitude of a child”.

Sounds like he will fit right in at the London Stadium.

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  • kevin says:

    Welcome aboard the good ship ” Irons works ” . Hopefully we will see the better side of you.
    Just support your team mates and bang em in , is all we ask . Good Luck .

  • RayStewartsRightPeg says:

    Going to make Stoke away a juicy fixture again

  • Innocuous Sparrow says:

    He sounds like a thoroughly obnoxious tw*t.

    We can only hope that he concentrates on his football and the increased salary doesn’t further inflate his ego.

  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    When you run through many British footballers misdemeanours that have been hushed up by the press such as Giggs, Lampard, Rio, Ashley Cole, Terry etc they are a lot worse and more disrespectful than anything he is reported to have done.

    • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

      Like RSRP says that’s modern footballers for you 🙂 a bit of arrogance is ok if it is channelled into World Class performances I won’t be complaining 🙂

  • Gaz says:

    All his shenanigans were more than four to five years ago when in his early twenties.No one has heard barely a peep about him since he has been at Stoke.
    Even footballers are allowed too grow up have a family and mature if given a chance by the judgemental.

  • JMan43 says:

    Here here Gaz, how about we actually sign him before we start having a go. I am sure he’ll be a great signing for us and I for one welcome him and look forward to him adding value on the pitch!

  • James says:

    Yes there is a huge wage disparity these days thats undeniable…but lets not kid ourselves here,there were flash ******* footballers back in the halcyon days…and many who got in bother and spent night after night ****** as newts even on the night or lunchtime before matches…lol
    I think that there has been good & bad throughout the generations…

  • Lazurus. rises like a salmon says:

    Well if he is a naughty boy I’m sure theres a few that will let him know 🙂

  • sharklazer says:

    He’s got a face you’d love to slap….

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