Marko Arnautovic torn to pieces by Harry Redknapp over China saga

Arnautovic praying he gets to move to China. Image PA Images

Arnautovic praying he gets to move to China. Image PA Images

Arsenal return to Premier League action on Saturday when they face West Ham at London Stadium.

The Austria worldwide has scored eight goals in 17 matches this season having moved from Stoke City to the Hammers in 2017 for around £20 million.

Arnautovic was the subject of a reported £35 million ($44 million) offer from an unnamed Chinese club this week.

However, Arnautovic appears determined to engineer an exit, on the evidence of a statement from the player's brother and agent Danijel, given to talkSPORT.

However, they now have no room on their roster to sign foreign players, suggesting they may not be the club in question. They paid £20m for him, which is nothing in the current market.

West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini has hinted that Samir Nasri could be in line to make his Premier League debut against his former club after the 31-year-old played 58 minutes of West Ham's 2-0 FA Cup third round win against Birmingham. "This is what he wants".

West Ham responded to Arnautovic and his brother by insisting that he is not for sale and said that they expect him to honour his contract which will keep him with the east London club until 2022.

"Those are all rumours".

"Marko and all the other players involved in rumours have their heads here", he said. We know that we have a very good player in Marko, a lot of clubs may want him to play for them.

"And I told him in six months he'll have to rename that horse "We Had Payet". Will be hard to replace but i trust Pellegrini to do it. [tomster36]This whole thing about Arnautovic is annoying! But in some moments every club can sell some players, bring in another one and it's part of the process that you are doing to grow, so we cannot just talk about one name.

That might well be the players wish, and knowing the big money that sides in China pay it really isn't too much of a surprise that his agent might want him to go too, but the club are going to dig their heels in.

"They come and they go", he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.

"They want to continue playing the way they have been so far and I am sure that he will have his head in the game against Arsenal".

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