There have been more than a few controversial decisions at West Ham over the years, from managerial appointments to transfer arrivals. The board at the club hasn’t always been popular, and this summer, they could have to make a decision that will only divide opinion on them more.
Indeed, as per the Mirror, West Ham are facing another big summer with regards to the future of Marko Arnautovic. He’s had less minutes since January, owing to the drama that surrounded his future at that point, and it seems as though the club will have to make another decision on his future at the end of the season.
Whilst in January they chose to hold on to him, this time around, perhaps it’s time for them to take the opposite approach. Indeed, perhaps it’s time for the club to sell Arnaotuvic.
After all, the uncertainty surrounding his future isn’t helping anyone, and it’s bringing unnecessary negativity to the club.
Perhaps more significantly, however, is the fact that he’ll be 30-years-old in the summer, and so this will represent the Hammers’ last chance to sell the striker – who clearly is unhappy – for the maximum fee. That money could then be used to reinvest in players that actually want to be at the club.
There are other factors at fault here, too. His form has dipped in 2019, and his effort is always something that has been questionable.
This decision won’t be universally popular with fans, as the attacker is a popular player and he’s enjoyed a good season, but the time has come. It’s for the best that he’s moved on.