The 27-year-old struggled to make a genuine impact in the 2-0 defeat against Hungary.
Austria suffered a disappointing and unexpected loss to neighbours Hungary in the European Championships last night, leading plenty of spectators to take to Twitter to give their thoughts after the match.
Stoke City supporters were one of a couple of interested groups from the Premier League with a particular interest in the match and the Austrians' fate in general, with Potters star Arnautovic afforded a key role in his nation's attack.
Marko Arnautovic scores for Stoke
The skilful forward scored 12 goals in 40 matches for the Britannia side last season, his best season in some years, and the hope in Austria was that he and the likes of Bayern Munich's David Alaba, Leicester City's Christian Fuchs and Stuttgart's Martin Harnik would be able to fire the much fancied Burschen to a long-awaited first win in the Euro finals.
However, it didn't work out as planned, and though Arnautovic caught the eye with a wonderful back heel to a teammate in the first half, and a couple of raids down the left, he would struggle to make an impression against a resolute Hungarian defence. Hungary would go on to secure a 2-0 win through goals from Adam Szalai and former Aston Villa youngster Zoltan Stieber, with Aleksandar Dragovic sent off for Austria soon after the opener.
Below are some of the Tweets regarding Arnautovic's performance:
Been very disappointed with Austria in this first half. Was expecting bit things this summer. Janko non-existent, Arnautovic very poor too.— Alex McMahon. (@almacca93) June 14, 2016
Expected more from Austria and Arnautovic— TheWelshDragon (@TheWelshDragon9) June 14, 2016
If you're watching the Austria v Hungary game, let's just take a second and appreciate that pass on the wing by Arnautovic— Gale (@Gaahhh_Laaeeyy) June 14, 2016
wouldn't be gutted if Austria were s**t so Arnautovic is more likely to stay— George (@GwgigglerFM) June 14, 2016
At least if Austria do go out in the groups then at least Arnautovic will probably stay at Stoke— Sam Hammonds (@SammHammonds) June 14, 2016
Marko Arnautovic is on form. Sulky, arrogant, poor form that is.— OnyeNdiolumbe (@CalvinEmeka) June 14, 2016