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23:50  14 march  2019
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Pellegrini confirms reason for Arnautovic absence

Pellegrini confirms reason for Arnautovic absence Manuel Pellegrini has admitted that striker Marko Arnautovic missed West Ham’s game against Manchester City with an illness. The Hammers lost 1-0 to City at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday evening, with Andy Carroll occupying the sole striker spot for the London club. Speaking after the game, as reported by Football.London, the Chilean coach confirmed that a fever kept the Austria international on the sidelines, saying: “We were very unlucky

Arnautovic scored West Ham' s second- minute opener at London Stadium, but went off injured 18 minutes later - although he seemed to dispute the decision to take him off as he exited the field. Pellegrini has shrugged off the suggestion that there are any issues with Arnautovic , insisting that

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Manuel Pellegrini has explained why star forward Marko Arnautovic has only received minutes sparingly since the turn of the year.

The Austria international has been one of the Hammers’ most consistent and best performers since signing from Stoke City in 2017, and has led the line well for the London club during his time at the London Stadium.

However, since a proposed January switch to China fell apart, Arnautovic has found his game time severely limited, despite having committed himself to the club.

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Arnautovic wanted to move to Shanghai SIPG in January, and with West Ham having rejected a bid, the 29-year hasn’t seen himself in the starting line-up since February.

Arnautovic available for Newcastle game

Arnautovic available for Newcastle game West Ham have been handed a major fitness boost with the news that Marko Arnautovic will be available to face Newcastle. report that the Austrian striker has returned to training after missing the midweek defeat to Manchester City. There had been concerns over the player’s availability after he missed the game at the Etihad. While his form has dipped in recent weeks, Arnautovic remains a key player for the Hammers. Seemingly affected by the transfer rumours surrounding his future, Arnautovic, who has also been suffering from niggling injuries, will be eager to get back on track against Rafa Benitez’s side on Saturday.

Marko Arnautovic last played for West Ham on 12 January and he appeared to wave to supporters when he was substituted in the second half. West Ham' s Marko Arnautovic was left out of Saturday' s defeat at Bournemouth because his head is on "another issue", says manager Manuel Pellegrini .

Manuel Luis Pellegrini Ripamonti (Spanish pronunciation: [maˈnwel peleˈɣɾini]; Italian: [pelleˈɡriːni]; born 16 September 1953) is a Chilean professional football manager and former footballer

The Chilean coach revealed that there have been a number of reasons for Arnautovic’s absence, including illness and concerns over his headspace, but the Premier League winning manager confirmed he would be soon be back, when he is deemed ready.

Pellegrini also said that the Austrian would likely make a return to the playing eleven, if he is ready to contribute to the team.

Talking prior to this weekend’s game, Pellegrini said:

“I am just thinking about this season.”

“Marko was out of the team for several reasons, his mind was out when he had the China option, after that he didn’t work for one week.”

“After that he was sick, he was going to start at Manchester City.”

“If he is ready then he will return to his position.”

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