West Ham United managed to pick up a 0-0 draw against Arsenal last night.
West Ham have generally been successful with a maverick player in their side, such as Paolo Di Canio or Dimitri Payet.
And Ferdinand believes that Arnautovic can take on that role in time.
The former Hammers defender said: “West Ham always seem to find a maverick. Di Canio, Payet…. this man can really step into that role. I’m not saying he’ll be as good as those two, if he does that’ll be fantastic, but I think he wants to be the go-to guy and he’ll thrive off the responsibility.”
Arnautovic had a hugely difficult start to life at West Ham after signing from Stoke City, but he has shown his worth recently.
Since David Moyes came in, Arnautovic has been given a new lease of life though.
The Austrian has been played up-front and has impressed with his work rate.
Arnautovic is not always associated with pressing defenders, but he has been putting in a shift for the team recently.
The powerful attacker helped West Ham pick up a 0-0 draw with Arsenal last night, as Moyes’ credible start at the London Stadium continued.
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