Before the New Year, Marko Arnautovic was considered a fan favourite, but the antics of January soured the relationship between the Austrian and the fanbase.
The love we once shared for the 77-cap international has now deteriorated so much that portions of the London Stadium audibly booed when Manuel Pellegrini hauled the 29-year-old off against Huddersfield when we needed a goal to turn the game around.
Not all of the supporters in attendance were booing our striker, though, with some booing the boss’ decision to axe a key player while we were behind.
Arnautovic, however, took it personally, as per ExWHUemployee via West Ham News, and was shocked at what he was hearing as he trudged off to the touchline.
It might not be down to that, but Ex also believes that we are now prepared to cash in on the 6 foot 2 centre-forward, even if we receive a lower amount in the summer than we could have banked when Chinese Super League outfits were sniffing around his signature in the winter.
When West Ham News shared ExWHUemployee’s claims on Twitter, these supporters let their feelings be known…
Only got himself to blame for his antics – he disrupted the dressing room and held the club to ransom (like Payet) and is now under performing after getting a big wage increase. Declan was massively underpaid but waited patiently and let his work/effort earn him a new contract
— simon (@sw41977) March 21, 2019
35mill he can go. Bring in Mitro. If Arnie does apologies and turns it around then we can keep him! But imo a hungry mitro who scores in poor teams will be brilliant for us!
— JB (@BurchettJason) March 21, 2019
What he wanna do is prove us wrong like the Owners did this summer ! An do what is in his blood play for West Ham an score goals an get paid ⚒????
— Nick ????⚒ (@Nicky32_66_COYI) March 21, 2019
Shocked…….get your act together then!!!!⚽️⚒COYI
— Derek Drysdale (@tigerbay54) March 21, 2019
I’d be happy to be booed every week if I was being paid his wages ????♂️⚒️
— ⚒ Andy B ⚒ (@northwesthammer) March 21, 2019
Can’t stand the bloke now
— Steve James (@stevea715) March 21, 2019
We’ll be luck to get £20m now. Should have let him go in January. As we’ve survived without him since then.
— Ed Hughes (@edhughes123) March 21, 2019
Is he genuinely that unaware of himself that he is actually shocked?
— Simon Woolfman (@Simonwoolfman) March 20, 2019
Oh I booed him
— Jack (@jackgiddings3) March 20, 2019