Date: 8th February 2019 at 8:05am
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Loads of West Ham United fans have been reacting to the latest squad update ahead of Saturday’s trip to Crystal Palace, as Marko Arnautovic is passed fit to play.

Arnautovic was forced to sit out Monday’s one-all draw at home to Liverpool, when the Premier League title hopefuls loosened their grip on the top spot despite a controversial goal by Sadio Mane.

The right foot injury the former Stoke forward suffered away to Wolves has since healed, however, and allowed the Austrian to train uncompromised all week.

Manuel Pellegrini has also confirmed that the 29-year-old will have a seat on the team coach that travels to Selhurst Park at the weekend, but there will not be a spot for Samir Nasri, as the Frenchman still needs a few more days to overcome his calf injury.

“Marko Arnautovic and Aaron Cresswell worked the complete week without any problems, but Samir Nasri needs some more days to recover from his calf injury,” stated the Chilean boss during his pre-match press conference.

“Of course, it is good news for us. He is a player who makes a difference and is important for our team. He needs to recover his best shape after a long time without playing and with his last injury, so I hope he will be a very important player for us over the last part of the season.”

Not every West Ham fan has forgiven the Austrian for his January antics when clubs in the Chinese Super League chased his signature, but there are a few who are glad he’s back.

Here’s some of the top tweets from the London Stadium faithful reacting to the news Arnautovic is back…

 

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