Hammers must keep star man - defender
West Ham need to do all they can to keep hold of star striker Marko Arnautovic, according to defender Aaron Cresswell.
The Austrian striker has been linked with a move to Manchester United and his brace of goals against Brighton has once again shot him to the forefront of speculation that he could be prised away this month.
Cresswell says the Hammers should do all in their power to keep hold of Arnautovic because he is a vital part of the side.
“Marko loves the place and loves London. Certainly, he has been fantastic over the last 18 months and anyone who is doing well in the Premier League gets linked with big clubs, but we want him to stay, I’m sure he wants to stay and we love him," the left-back told reporters.
“He’s a great character.
"That’s Marko and anyone who knows him will say that.
"He’s a great character to have around the dressing room."
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