After limping off with a knee injury during the Hammers fine 3-1 win, at Goodison Park, against Everton, Marko Arnautovic has missed the last two games West Ham have played, against Chelsea and Macclesfield.
Although his goal-scoring prowess wasn’t missed against Macclesfield, with the Hammers scoring eight times, he was missed against Chelsea where his stand-in, Michail Antonio, missed two chances you feel our Austrian striker would have taken, thereby costing the Hammers two points.
However, on the eve of our clash with Manchester United, it appears that Marko is set to return to the starting line-up.
Talking at his pre-match press conference ahead of the game, and as reported by the BBC, Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed the striker will be fit to take his place in the starting eleven with the Chilean quoted as having remarked:
“Marko worked on Wednesday.
“He worked with the squad, so I think he is 100% fit for tomorrow.”
Now that is great news for the Hammers, even more so when you consider that the Hammers have won just 2 of their 7 top-flight games without the striker, losing 2 and drawing 3.