David Moyes shares what he was told about West Ham's Marko Arnautovic before taking over

West Ham United manager David Moyes during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and West Ham United at John Smith's Stadium on January 13, 2018 in Huddersfield, England.

The West Ham United forward has been magnificent over recent weeks.

David Unsworth, Caretaker Manager of Everton and David Moyes, Manager of West Ham United greet each other during the Premier League match between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison...

Hammers boss David Moyes addressed the media during his post-match press conference yesterday, and raved about the performance of Marko Arnautovic, highlighting how the Austrian has managed to turn things around at West Ham, as quoted by the club's official website.

The 28-year-old joined the east London side from Stoke City in the summer, for a fee believed to be worth in the region of £24 million, but really struggled to establish himself at the London Stadium, failing to score in his first 13 outings for the club.

Arnautovic has been magnificent since Moyes took over, however, and has scored six goals, along with chalking up three assists in his last eight appearances for the Hammers.

Tottenham Hotspur's Belgian defender Toby Alderweireld  (L) vies with West Ham United's Austrian midfielder Marko Arnautovic during the English Premier League football match between West...

Incredibly, West Ham now sit in 11th position in the table, just nine points adrift of seventh placed Burnley, and everything all of a sudden seems to be a whole lot brighter in east London.

Moyes spoke to reporters after his side's superb 4-1 away win at Huddersfield yesterday, and shared what he was told about Arnautovic when he took over at the club  in November, as quoted by WHUFC.com

David Moyes, Manager of Sunderland gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Sunderland at Emirates Stadium on May 16, 2017 in London, England.

"I'm really pleased with Marko. Everybody told me he hadn't performed before I came, but everybody knew how good he was at Stoke City, and that's why we paid a big fee for him. Giving him a freer role up front has given him a chance to show other sides to his game as well, with the effort and the way he has worked."

If the Austria international can continue his fine run of form, the Hammers will surely have an excellent chance of making a sustained push for the top seven this season.

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