Marko Arnautovic drops huge West Ham exit hint vs Arsenal

West Ham 1 Arsenal 0

10th place West Ham took on 5th place Arsenal in Saturday’s first game of the day.

A win for West Ham could have seen them move as high as 7th depending on how many they scored.

Arsenal would start the game the brighter of the two sides with Alexander Lacazette having the best early chance.

West Ham would, however, grow into the game and Declan Rice came very close to giving them the lead just before the break.

The 19-year-old would then actually give them the lead in the 47th minute, scoring his first ever West Ham goal.

Arsenal never really looked at their best today and the game would finish 1-0.

Get notified!
About the best football betting tips from industry experts! Thank you! Full name Choose your team from the Premier League --select-- Arsenal Bournemouth Brighton & Hove Albion Burnley Cardiff City Chelsea Crystal Palace Everton Fulham Huddersfield Town Leicester City Liverpool Manchester City Manchester United Newcastle United Southampton Tottenham Hotspur Watford West Ham United Wolverhampton Wanderers Email I have read and agree to the 101 Great Goals Privacy Policy Send

LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 12: Declan Rice of West Ham United celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Arsenal FC at London Stadium on January 12, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Arnautovic waves goodbye to West Ham fans

Despite West Ham picking up a win vs 5th place Arsenal, there was one big negative coming out of Saturday’s game for Hammers fans.

Marko Arnautovic has recently been linked with a move to China after an offer believed to be in the region of £35m was made for the Austrian.

Arnautovic’s agent then stated that it was his clients wish for West Ham to accept the offer:

“West Ham bought Marko for peanuts. They paid £20m for him, which is nothing in the current market.

“They bought him to keep them in the Premier League last season and he did that. He took every award at the club; best player, signing of the season and the players’ award.

“Now West Ham have a fantastic offer. It is close to double what they paid for him.

“He wants to go to a new market and challenge for titles. This is what he wants.

“It is his great desire that West Ham accept the offer from China.”

Regardless of the links to China, Arnautovic started vs Arsenal, giving Hammers fans some hope that he may chose to stay.

However, those hopes may just have been crushed when Arnautovic was subbed off vs Arsenal.

When subbed off Arnautovic would turn towards the West Ham fans and wave goodbye.

Given this was West Ham’s last home game off January, is this the strikers way of saying goodbye before moving to China?

– Waving goodbye to @WestHamUtd?

Marko Arnautovic’s reaction to being substituted will do nothing to quieten rumours of a potential exit…

Watch the final 15 minutes if West Ham v @Arsenal live on Sky Sports PL now!

— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) January 12, 2019

Farewell, Marko Arnautovic?#WHUFC #WHUARS

— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) January 12, 2019

Marko Arnautovic waving goodbye to the West Ham fans as he leaves the pitch…

— SPORTbible (@sportbible) January 12, 2019

Related: West Ham fans heap praise on Declan Rice vs Arsenal

Why Mesut Ozil missed Arsenal’s clash with West Ham

Tags: China, Sport, Soccer, Premier League, West Ham United, Arsenal, West Ham, Mesut Ozil, Marko Arnautovic, London England, Arnautovic, Marko, London Stadium, Alexander Lacazette, Declan Rice, London United Kingdom Photo, West Ham goal Arsenal, West Ham United and Arsenal FC, Marc Atkins Getty Images Arnautovic, West Ham fans Despite West Ham