First published by football365.com

Date published: Saturday 12th January 2019 5:17

Manuel Pellegrini is hopeful that Marko Arnautovic will remain at West Ham this month.

The Hammers boss opted to select Arnautovic for the 1-0 win over Arsenal, despite the forward appearing to be keen on a January move to China.

The 29-year-old’s brother and agent claimed earlier in the week that Arnautovic wants to leave for the Chinese Super League and implored the club not to stand in his way.

Arnautovic was included in West Ham’s side and was given a positive response by the home fans, although he waved to all corners of the stadium as he was substituted for Andy Carroll in the second half.

“We will see what happens in the next few days and I hope he will take the best decision,” Pellegrini said when asked if the former Stoke man had been waving goodbye.

“I have been

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