Marko Arnautovic not badly injured

Reports that Mark Arnautovic has fractured his wrist in the game between Austria and Brazil on Sunday have been denied.

The Austrian was pictured playing with a wrist protector as his team lost 3-0 to the Brazilians but Claret and Hugh have been told by club insiders it was purely a precaution after the player suffered some discomfort.

Arnautovic gave Brazil a couple of early frights before the South Americans went ahead in the 36th minute, Jesus scoring with a dinked effort from a difficult angle.

Neymar’s scored the second goal in the 63rd minute after he collected the ball on the left of the area, performed a drag-back which left Aleksandar Dragovic on the floor before sending his shot between Lindner’s legs.

Six minutes later, substitute Roberto Firmino set Coutinho clear down the left and he curled his shot wide of Lindner in for the third.

We have been told there is no fracture or break to Arnie’s wrist and it will not affect his training or football in any way.  The 29-year-old Hammer has now joined his family on holiday.

About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter