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Arnautovic ready to rejoin the Irons

Marko Arnautovic has made an extraordinary “I’m ready to come to West Ham ” declaration.

The former striker – who could hardly have left in more acrimonious circumstances – chose to make his point on former team mate Arthur Masuaku’s Instagram.

It will provoke a seriously mixed response from the Irons fans – many of him can’t forgive him for his regular problems and threats of departure whilst at the club.

Eventually the Irons were virtually forced t get rid of him at a cut price to  Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG.

The guy heads into his 32nd year following his 31st birthday on Sunday and that may enough to scupper any hopes he holds of returning to the London Stadium.

Sebastian Haller hasn’t made the most successful start to life at the club but has looked a different player when teamed with Michail Antonio.

And although David Moyes is a big admirer of the Austriam, having turned him into a centre forward, he has made it clear he is looking to build a more youthful Hammers team.

Masuaku staged a live Instagram session on Wednesday evening and Arnautovic appeared in the comments, telling the Frenchman that he is keen on returning to the London Stadium – after just 16 goals and 10 goals for Shanghai SIPG.

He commented: “Tell them that West Ham need me, I come bro, no worries.”


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13 comments on “Arnautovic ready to rejoin the Irons

  1. No thanks that ship has sailed and we don’t need any more older players on big money. Remember the disruption with him and his loathsome brother – we don’t need that.

  2. So did he score 26 goals hugh ? 😉
    Have the incredible sulk back?……..NO WAY.

    • Good player, but with an awfully low moral compass. I think Liverpool might be interested, they’ll be a good match

  3. I’m All for forgive and forget under the right circumstances but , Anautovic burnt every bridge in & out of the LS . No thanks , especially now as we look to build rather than demolish .

    • We should do what he same to us and use him for our advantage one year contract rolling on a low wage with performance bonus haller just isnt cutting it and if he can use him to get higher up and attract better player so be it then leave him. On the scrale heap.

      • No. No. No. We do not need him or his poisonous brother. He may see the club as a ‘soft touch’ and wants yet another lucrative pay day. Not this time. Kindly do one……

  4. ‘I come bro, no worries’??? Us usual, no respect at all for his current employers. Awful character.

  5. Maybe he just got fed up working with a mercenary clown like Pellegrini, and now wants to work with a proper football manager.

  6. Seems to me Arnie never took to Pellegrini’s style of management and enjoyed his time when Moyes first took over who believed in him enough to change his position from winger to centre forward and along with Moyes enjoyed the partnership ?? As Harry Redknapp said ‘some players you discipline and some you have to take them aside and put your arms around them’ which is what one did and other didn’t??? Besides the money, perhaps the chemistry with Moyes was better than Pellegrini’s???

  7. Have to disagree with the consensus here. He’s obviously an impulsive nutter, but he also happens to be a very good player! Let’s be honest, he’d walk into our current team wouldn’t he. If you asked the question to Noble and his cadre of senior players I’ll bet you they’d take him back in a heartbeat; they know what he brings to the team, and I doubt players harbour grudges in quite the same way we do!

  8. Doesn’t make ANY sense whichever way you look at it……
    Personally, with the current Blueprint which Moyes has declared that he will be working from (once we are able to get back to some form of normality), he doesn’t meet the criteria.
    His age goes against him when trying to build a team going forward. He will naturally be more injury prone and take longer to get over injuries, his Ego would be a negative factor in the dressing room as well as his presence after his disrespect to all of his his teammates but above ALL other things taking a player like him back at the club, sends out the wrong message to Everyone connected with the club and would also make us look ridiculous, up and down the country……. a MASSIVE no thanks Arnie, take your circus elsewhere!

  9. Just utter nonsense to even suggest players like him or Payet should ever be considered for a return. A player wants to leave, screws the club by leaving for half of his valuation and then wants to come back when older and has less sell-on valuation because he doesn’t like where he ended up? Anyone who considers themselves a West Ham fan surely can’t have anything but antipathy towards players like him.

    Shame, he was a good player, but hardly a World-beating 20 goals-a-season striker.

  10. If this is true then the guy is either completely oblivious the amount of hatred towards him from West Ham supporters, due to the way he manufactured his departure – or he is just plain stupid

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