Marko Arnautovic was substituted in the second-half of West Ham’s brilliant win over Arsenal, and seemed determined to steal the headlines!
The Austria international took his gloves off and waved at the supporters, with Sky Sports’ commentators openly speculating as to whether he was saying goodbye to the Irons’ faithful amid interest from China.
After all, following this game, the Hammers do not play at home until February 2, when Liverpool come to town.
Games against Bournemouth and Wolves in the league, in Wimbledon in the FA Cup, all take place on the road.
Arnautovic, of course, is the subject of intense interest from the Chinese Super League, with a bid landing in the Hammers’ inbox earlier this week.
CandH understands the bid was worth £31.9m when converted into pound sterling, which, obviously, was rejected by the club’s hierarchy.
However, it seems as though Arnie could have listened to his brother, who released a statement earlier this week asking the club to let his sibling leave. His brother, of course, is also his agent.
There are sure to be twists and turns aplenty in this story between now and the end of the transfer window…