West Ham fans have sung the praises of summer signing Marko Arnautovic after he was nominated for the Premier League’s Player of the Month award.
Arnautovic is one of eight nominated for December’s award. Marcos Alonso, Roberto Firmino, Harry Kane, Jesse Lingard, Mo Salah, Riyad Mahrez and Nicholas Otamendi are the remaining seven nominees.
Arnautovic’s inclusion however is a representation of his turn around at the London Stadium after what was a difficult start to the season.
BREAKING: Marcos Alonso, Marko Arnautovic, Roberto Firmino, Harry Kane, Jesse Lingard, Riyad Mahrez, Nicolas Otamendi and Mohamed Salah nominated for Premier League player of the month. #SSN pic.twitter.com/8o0yXPeT8I
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) January 5, 2018
The Austria international, who joined the Hammers as their club record signing from Stoke City in the summer, failed to replicate the form he showed at the bet365 in his early days in Claret and Blue – failing to find the net in over a dozen appearances after his move.
But the £24 million man has been a different figure altogether since the appointment of David Moyes, and has now found the net an impressive five times in his last eight appearances – including hitting a memorable winner in a 1-0 victory over Chelsea at the start of December.
The Claret and Blue army are thrilled Arnautovic has been recognised for his turn-around, and would love to see him scoop the award …
A licence to roam ✅
Sprints/distance run increased ✅
Shooting accuracy +55% ✅
Dribbles completed +955% ✅
5 goals + 1 assist ✅
The stats behind Marko Arnautovic's transformation under David Moyes: pic.twitter.com/2ZAEhOcOuP
— Weѕt Hαm Sociαl (@WestHamSocial) January 4, 2018
Done it mate. The turn in performances from him is amazing. Hope he keeps it up
— Twistandshout (@CarltonGoal) January 5, 2018
He’s looking like buy of the season, with the amount of money flying around for players these days. #25millionbargain
— Drew Walker (@Dr3w_Walker) January 5, 2018
— Zak birley (@zak_birley) January 5, 2018
West Ham's Marko Arnautovic has been nominated for the Premier League Player of the Month award.
— West Ham Fan Zone (@WHUFCFZ) January 5, 2018
Arnie should win purely for his bastardry against Stoke.
— Cartlon Cole (@_CarltonCole9) January 5, 2018