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Man on a mission Arnie ready for hate brigade

Marko Arnautovic has a date with his former club at the London Stadium on Monday which could hardly be bigger.

Given the appalling treatment he received from  his former fans at the Bet 365 Stadium he has a massive point to make  and can help send them hurtling even further towards a relegation doom.

It’s amazing how big players find themselves in such big situations but it certainly can’t hinder the Irons’ hopes of a victory which will surely put them entirely safe from the drop zone.

Should the Stoke hate brigade decide to hand out more of the same it can surely only make our man all the more determined to make their lives even harder!

Arnie shied away from controversy when talking to the official site but the significance of the game most certainly hasn’t been lost on the club’s record signing.

Speaking to the official site he said: “We can make the gap between us and the bottom bigger on Monday so we’re doing everything we ca.

“We just need to concentrate and put in the effort, and I’m sure we will win the game.”

“We are training hard and we are keeping ourselves fit. I think over the weekend we will go into the details of how to play against them. We know what we have to do though.”

Arnautovic is confident the home fans will get behind the team again as they come off a spirited 1-1 draw against Chelsea last weekend.

“A win would be a big step. This game is massive. It’s a big game for us, for the Club, and for the fans. We will go all together on Monday and we will try as hard as we can to get the three points.”

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2 comments on “Man on a mission Arnie ready for hate brigade

  1. Hope they really wind you up Arnie . It’s a massive game for Stoke City and both West Ham United . It will be a tough game . Stoke will be fighting hard for a result to save Thier season so we had better be intense and play like the home team in a relegation battle . We are in for a testing time with Stoke City , Man City , Man Utd & Everton all at home . 4 points from that bunch Of games should see us over the line . It’s very doable and the fans need to get behind the team 100% and encourage the Lads to give everything . These last home games are like Cup Finals for us and we better be up for it ., fans and players alike .
    Stoke = home win , Man City = home loss , Man Utd = home draw & Everton = home win .
    Optimistic for the points ? , yeh , bet your life on it , Why Not .
    COYHAMMERS

  2. “Given the appalling treatment he received from his former fans”.

    I find that a bit rich to be honest, considering the way the likes of Lampard & Defoe were treated on their returns down the years. That said, if the Stoke fans want to boo Arnie then I’m sure he’ll use it to fire himself up again, just like he did at their place. Never saw the point in booing former players myself, but each to their own. Like I said, Lampard always use to get terrible stick which spurred him on and he always seemed to score against us!

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