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Merson questions Arnie’s brother motives

Paul Merson questioned Marko Arnautovic’s brother motives by pointing out he doesn’t even know the names of the trophies in China in his statement to Talksport earlier this week.

The speculation surrounding Arnautovic baffled the Sky Sports pundit Merson who told viewers on Soccer Saturday “If his agent had come out and said that’s a lorry load of money, we cannot turn that down then I think people will understand that, don’t say trophies. I mean if you said to his brother, ‘what are the trophies over there?’ ‘What are the cups called?’ He wouldn’t know. It’s got a name, it must a have sponsor surely, you cannot be giving 250k-a-week and not have a sponsor,” 

The top flight league is called the Ping’an Chinese Super League and the cup is called the Yanjing Beer 2019 Chinese FA Cup in case you are wondering.

The unnamed Chinese Superclub in question is thought to be Shanghai SIPG who lead the league by five points.

One fan poked fun from his brother’s comments faking a comment from Arnie pretending to say  “From a young age it was always a dream of mine to play in the Chinese League. As a child, playing football on the streets of Austria, I would often try to imitate my idols, Li Bing, Fan Zhiyi and Su Maozhen. I hope to one day follow in their footsteps”

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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

3 comments on “Merson questions Arnie’s brother motives

  1. I was at the game on Saturday. I got up at 5am drove to Peterborough 80 miles, caught the 09.40am train to London Xcross and arrived at 11.15am walked across the road to St Pancras and caught the 11.37 to Stratford International 11.45am. Walked to the Stadium got to my seat 12.10. Why I am saying this, because this is what loyalty is about following your team your second family the ups and downs of winning its all part of being a Westham fan and I love it even though it costs me a fortune to do so.
    SHAME some players don’t have the same commitment as I have and the thousands of other Westham fans like me.
    Shame on you Marco 😡

  2. True commitment, proper supporter👍
    Well done mate, and totally agree.

  3. While it might have a big future given the money on offer, the Chinese League and soccer in China generally is rubbish. Good luck playing in the Asian Champions league in junk stadiums against teams from countries such as Syria, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Laos in front of small crowds before losing to a ‘semi profesional’ But better Australian A-League team on a hot 35C evening in Adelaide or Melbourne. Even the MLS would have more dignity. He will last one season at most.

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