It seems that West Ham United fans have run out of patience with Marko Arnautovic.
The Austrian striker dominated the headlines during the January transfer window thanks to a will-he-won’t-he saga that saw Arnautovic - and his rather talkative agent and brother - seemingly fluttering his eyelashes at the Chinese Super League.
Danijel Arnautovic told talkSPORT in January that the former Stoke City talisman wanted to leave and move to China. Not for the money, of course. He wanted trophies apparently.
But, after rejecting a £35 million bid from an unnamed Chinese outfit, Arnautovic surprisingly decided to stay and even signed a new contract.
On current form, West Ham might have been better off taking the money.
The 29-year-old has not scored a Premier League goal in over two months and hasn’t started since a 3-0 defeat at Wolves in January. And the Mail claims Arnautovic is now becoming increasingly frustrated with his lack of game time under Manuel Pellegrini – reports that appear to be the final straw for many supporters.
Arnautovic out, Maxi Gomez in; that wouldn’t be a bad decision with all things considered.
Arnautovic is the one who shouldn't wear the shirt again.— West Ham Fan Zone (@WHUFCFZ) March 13, 2019
Brilliant management, Arnie disrupted the team, no player is bigger than the Hammers— Robert Peat (@RobertPeat3) March 13, 2019
Best thing pellegrini has done— Joe (@Joe_____32) March 13, 2019
Good. We're frustrated with his role too. Laziest wantaway sub in the league.— Nick Roper⚒ (@nickpaulroper1) March 13, 2019
Getting a taste of his own medicine— ⚒Paul Turner⚒ (@paulnobbyturner) March 13, 2019
Should have taken the cash from China. His head has not been the same since. Could have used the cash to get Gomez— Mitch (@gixxerthouracer) March 13, 2019
Good! Keep punishing him for the way he treated the manager, teammates, club and most importantly the fans! Use him as an example! Nobody is bigger than West Ham!— Jason Locky (@jasonlock87) March 13, 2019
Karma— Luc Bailey (@luc_bailey1) March 13, 2019
We was frustrated when you decided you wanted to “win trophies in china”— Ryan Hall (@ryan_hall27) March 13, 2019