Date: 6th December 2018 at 11:40am
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West Ham finally managed to secure back-to-back Premier League victories under Manuel Pellegrini this week after following their fine win against Newcastle by sweeping aside Cardiff City at the London Stadium.

The result gives the Hammers a strong platform to build upon during the busy festive season that lies ahead but there are still some issues in the squad – and a major injury blow was sustained this week.

Marko Arnautovic hobbled off in the first half of the win against Cardiff, with his replacement Lucas Perez scoring a brace, and it has now been confirmed that the Hammers will be without their star man for ‘a short while’.

With West Ham’s options in the final third already lacking significant depth, with Andy Carroll only just returning from injury and Javier Hernandez being inconsistent, it provides a major blow for Pellegrini’s side in a period that could make or break their season.

However, not all the fans on social media were distraught by the news and some provided a positive spin to the update. We have gathered some of their comments below.

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