West Ham flop delivers emphatic response when asked about possible January move
By Guy Giles
West Ham’s record signing Marko Arnautovic has claimed he is not going anywhere after speculation that he may be sold by new manager David Moyes.
Arnautovic arrived in the summer from Stoke City with the Hammers splashing out a club-record £24million for the Austria international.
The mercurial forward has however disappointed so far at the London Stadium, failing to score or provide an assist in his seven Premier League appearances.
The winger has had his appearances limited by a red card received against Southampton after he aimed an elbow at Jack Stephens, and an illness that ruled him out of one game.
Arnautovic’s only success has come in the EFL cup, in which he has provided two assists in two games.
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Now the Austrian international has defiantly stated that he will not be going anywhere in the January transfer window.
“I will not be sold,” he told the press as he trained with Austria, as quoted by The Sun.
He had previously hit back at critics after comments regarding his poor performances this season.
He said: “Most of them (critics) have no work, probably no life and no idea. I respect the real fans and I understand them. They were all happy to have me come to West Ham because I had done very well at Stoke
“I know how strong I am mentally, how I work on myself. I have lost nothing and I’m not in crisis. West Ham can count on me 100 per cent.”
In other West Ham news, this pundit has delivered a harsh message for Arnautovic and his West Ham teammates.