Marko Arnautovic has been the main man for West Ham so far this season, and he’ll undeniably continue to be crucial as the season progresses.
There were a few concerns that he could be unavailable against Tottenham this weekend in the London derby, which would be a huge boost for the Lilywhites, but Manuel Pellegrini has recently confirmed that he’s fit and available.
Ahead of the game, West Ham have shared a video that could serve as some kind of indication about the mood that Arnautovic is in leading into the clash.
The clip, which can be seen below, shows Arnautavic firing the ball at the goal and purposefully hitting the crossbar from distance; and Mark Noble’s ‘oh my lord!’ tells the whole story about how impressive it was.
Arnautovic: Nobes, how much to hit the crossbar from here?
*volleys from halfway line*
Noble: Oh my lord! pic.twitter.com/s2t1Z6LGOB
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) October 19, 2018
We’re hoping that the Austrian will be able to be just as accurate tomorrow, as it’s a huge game for West Ham. One of our biggest tests of the season so far, Spurs’ form has been up and down so far this term, and so if we’re ever going to get a chance to beat one of the big boys of the Premier League, it’s certainly tomorrow.
Any concerns about Arnautavic’s fitness will hopefully be quietened down by the accuracy of his strike, even if the Austrian did look to be struggling to run a little bit towards the end of the clip.
He’s bagged 4 goals this season.