Better than Ronaldo and Benzema? Marko Arnautovic and Javier Hernandez flying for West Ham

Marko Arnautovic of West Ham United celebrates with teammate Javier Hernandez after scoring his sides second goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Watford at...

The two summer signings have had a mixed season, but have still been finding the back of the net.

Javier Hernandez of West Ham United celebrates scoring his side's first goal with Marko Arnautovic of West Ham United during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Watford at...Javier Hernandez of West Ham United celebrates scoring his side's first goal with Marko Arnautovic

It would be fair to say that Marko Arnautovic has immediately become a fan favourite at West Ham United. After struggling to get going at first, he has thrived in recent weeks and his passion for the club, along with his bristling attitude on the pitch, make him a prime candidate for West Ham cult hero status.

Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema (R) look on during the UEFA Champions League football match SSC Napoli vs Real Madrid on...Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema (R)

Javier Hernandez has gone about things a little differently. Chicharito has undoubted quality and is a player who just loves scoring goals. For a while it looked like West Ham fans were going to lose the Mexican, as David Moyes did not fancy him at first. But recently he has found his form and scored in his last two appearances.

As a strikeforce, they are quite the imposing pair and this statistic from twitter goes some way to showing just that:

This may indeed be a more reflective statistic of the dwindling powers of the Real Madrid duo, but with 14 goals shared between them in the league West Ham have themselves a dynamic duo up top.

Arnautovic and Hernandez have both currently scored seven goals apiece and if they can reach a combined tally of 25, or more, West Ham’s season will surely have been revived.

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