By Ben Carter
As first reported by 90min.com,
West Ham talisman Marko Arnautović will miss the club’s busy Christmas schedule after being ruled out of action for a month with a hamstring injury.
The Austria international pulled up in his side’s 3-1 win over Cardiff City on Tuesday, where two goals from Lucas Pérez and Michail Antonio’s strike ensured all three points stayed at London Stadium.
Sky Sports reported news of Arnautović’s injury on Thursday, claiming that the forward would miss at least West Ham’s next six games in the Premier League. However, he could return in time for West Ham’s FA Cup match against Birmingham City.
“We know how important Marko is for our team,” West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini said following their match with Cardiff, as quoted by the BBC.
“We have too many players injured in a month that we have to play seven games and then in January, six more games.
“But I always have the same answer – we have a squad and it is a chance for another player to demonstrate why they are here.”