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Hammers boss cool on striker future

13th January 2019, 04:23 by Michael Holland

Manuel Pellegrini remains calm over the future of West Ham striker Marko Arnautovic as the striker ponders a move to China.

Pellegrini opted to select Arnautovic for Saturday's 1-0 victory over Arsenal despite the forward appearing to be keen on a January move to China.

The 29-year-old's brother and agent claimed earlier in the week that Arnautovic wants to leave for the Chinese Super League and implored the club not to stand in his way.

Arnautovic was included in West Ham's side and was given a positive response by the home fans, although he waved to all corners of the stadium as he was substituted for Andy Carroll in the second half.

"We will see what happens in the next few days and I hope he will take the best decision," Pellegrini said when asked if the former Stoke man had been waving goodbye.

"I have been in this position a lot of time in my 30 years, but I'm calm with nothing 100 per cent sure (regarding Arnautovic's future)."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.

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