Hartson: West Ham star Arnautovic has become Moyes' typical player

John Hartson (L) assistant coach looks on during the Wales training session at the Vale of Glamorgan complex on October 8, 2013 in Cardiff, Wales.

Marko Arnautovic and James Collins have thrived since David Moyes' arrival at West Ham.

John Hartson commentates during the Barclays Premier League match between  Tottenham Hotspur and Hull City at White Hart Lane on May 16, 2015 in London, England.

Former West Ham United striker John Hartson has told the club's official website that Marko Arnautovic is now a "typical David Moyes player" as the Austrian continues to thrive under the guidance of the Scottish manager.

The 28-year-old flopped during the first part of the season under Slaven Bilic, but the Austrian has upped his game under Moyes with seven goals in his last 10 Premier League appearances for the Hammers.

Hartson, who also played for Celtic, Arsenal and Wimbledon, believed former Manchester United manager Moyes is bringing the best out of Arnautovic as he works on the attacker adding goals to his game as well as his defensive nous.

Marko Arnautovic of West Ham United celebrates after scoring his sides second goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Watford at London Stadium on February 10,...

The former Wales striker also lauded his ex-national teammate James Collins, who continues to go from strength to strength despite being in his mid thirties. Collins is out of contract at the London Stadium in the summer.

“West Ham carry a threat and Marko leads the attack, he has been a different player since David arrived,” said Hartson. "David has sat down with Marko and reminded him he is a good player and his responsibility as a West Ham player. 

"David has clearly worked on the other side of his game and he is now creating and scoring, while he is also working hard on the defensive side of his game. You could almost say he has become a typical David Moyes player.

“Ginge is a great lad and has done really well, I’m really proud of him. He has had a really good career. Ginge is a head on a stick and is as brave as a lion and I’m not surprised he has had such a long and successful spell in the Premier League."

West Ham United's Spanish goalkeeper Adrian (L) saves from Liverpool's English striker Dominic Solanke (R) defended by West Ham United's Welsh defender James Collins during the English...

Costing a club-record fee, Arnautovic's form has coincided with West Ham's rise away from a potential relegation scrap in the Premier League - as has Collins's return to the side after suffering numerous injuries in 2017.

The duo are expected to combine once again in Moyes' starting line-up as the Hammers look to bounce back from a disappointing 4-1 loss at Anfield when they go up against Swansea City on Saturday afternoon at the Liberty Stadium.

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