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Striker set for Hammers return

8th February 2019, 08:39 by Nick Harris

West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini has striker Marko Arnautovic available for the clash with Crystal Palace on Saturday.

The Hammers face Palace looking to build on their encouraging performance in the 1-1 draw against Liverpool. They are boosted by the return of Arnautovic after he missed that match with a foot injury, but on the downside, Jack Wilshere will be absent again.

The former Arsenal midfielder has been hampered by ankle problems all season and Pellegrini has cast doubt over whether or not he will be fit before the end of the campaign.

"Jack will finish his six-to-eight weeks (rest) after his ankle surgery next week," he added. "He will return to different work and we will see how he is.

"Andriy Yarmolenko, Winston Reid and Carlos Sanchez will not be back this season. Jack Wilshere, I have some doubts if he will be ready."

Better news is the imminent return of Manuel Lanzini, who suffered a serious knee injury training with Argentina before the World Cup.

The midfielder is back in light training and Pellegrini hopes to have him available to face Fulham on February 22.

"We hope that Manu Lanzini will be ready for Fulham, at least for the bench, if he continues working over the next two weeks," said Pellegrini.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Nick Harris is a long-standing journalist who specialises in football and rugby league. An avid golfer, Nick also follows the major boxing fights closely.

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