Austrian shows loyalty towards the Hammers
Marko Arnautovic made a controversial big money move to West Ham this year, displeasing a lot of Stoke fans in the process. No wonder his return to the bet365 Stadium proved to be a fiery confrontation between the home contingent and their former number 10.
The Stoke fans resented the very sight of Arnautovic in Claret & Blue and jeered his touches to which the Austrian replied with a bold tap on the West Ham logo, a clear marker of his allegiance towards his new patrons.
The erratic winger has found a new lease of life under David Moyes and his good form has coincided with West Ham’s little renaissance up the Premier League table.
All the booing from the Stoke fans came back to bite them on Saturday as the Austrian scored a goal in the 75th minute. Check out Arnautovic doing the Hammers sign and tapping the West Ham badge below –