Arnautovic: We all enjoyed Saturday’s performance

Marko Arnautovic celebrates scoring his second goal against Southampton

Marko Arnautovic was delighted to leave London Stadium with a broad smile on his face after the Hammers roared to a 3-0 victory over Southampton on Saturday.

Arnautovic terrorised the Saints, finishing crosses from Joao Mario and Arthur Masuaku to help propel his side into a three-goal lead by half-time.

It was an advantage that the visitors were not able to come back from and ended a run of three straight defeats for the Londoners.

The victory was certainly a timely one, as it put five points into the Saints and allows Arnautovic – who now has nine goals for the season – and his teammates to approach next Sunday’s trip to Chelsea with more confidence.

He explained: “I always enjoy it when I am on the pitch, but obviously we enjoyed [it more] on Saturday. Not only the players, but the fans, everyone. We did a great job and played a brilliant game. We can enjoy that now, but on Monday we will be focused on the next game at Chelsea.

“We know that our fans, when they are behind us, are amazing. They are very loud and they want us to perform. We did that on Saturday, so well done to the fans and well done to the boys.

“I’m fit and I try to do my best in every season. When I score some goals, everybody says ‘is this your best year?’ I try to do my best every week and if it’s working, it’s working.

“I have to come off the pitch every time and be able to say to myself I’ve done everything. If we win, it’s brilliant."