Wednesday 31 Jan
Updated Wednesday 31 Jan 13:00
West Ham Tv

Arnautovic targeting swift return to action


Marko Arnautovic cannot wait to pick up from where he left off before suffering a hamstring injury two weeks ago.

The Austria international was in fine form before suffering his minor setback, scoring five times in his last six Premier League outings, and he is keen to resume that streak as soon as possible.

Speaking to whufc.com, he revealed he is closing in on a comeback, having resumed running on the training pitches already.

He said: “I feel good, the injury has improved a lot and I’m already outside starting to run and do my work. If it goes like that this week and next week, hopefully I’ll be back then.

“I’m trying everything to be back as quickly as possible because I want to help the team. I want to score some goals and win some games – that’s why I’m trying everything to be back as quickly as possible.”

The injury has improved a lot and I’m already outside starting to run and do my work. If it goes like that this week and next week, hopefully I’ll be back then

Marko Arnautovic

Meanwhile, Arnautovic – a former Inter Milan player himself – was delighted to see Joao Mario join the Club from the Italian side last week and is sure the Portugal midfielder will be a big success in east London.

“Everybody knows that Joao is a big player,” he added. “He came from Inter, we didn’t know if he was coming or not, but finally he is here and he made an impact last night. Of course I am looking forward to playing with him.”