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West Ham United: Fans slam Marko Arnautovic on his birthday

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Supporters of West Ham United have taken to Twitter to slam the Hammers’ former striker Marko Arnautovic after a birthday post for the Austrian.

On Sunday, it was the striker’s 31st birthday and to mark the occasion @COYIrons_com relayed footage that the club had originally posted to Twitter, which had many slating their former player.

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General view inside the London Stadium ahead of West Ham v Crystal Palace

To kick off this quiz on the goings-on with the Hammers last week, which Championship player revealed that he had been made aware of interest from the Irons by his agent?

Would you ever have Marko Arnautovic back at the Stadium?

Yes, he was too good not to

Yes, he was too good not to

No, he burnt his bridges sadly

No, he burnt his bridges sadly

The Austrian forward spent only two seasons in between 2017 and the summer of last year, having signed for the Hammers from City and departed for Shanghai SIPG (per Transfermarkt).

However, it was the way in which the 31-year-old forced his move to China (per The Guardian) that has left much of the Stadium faithful fuming.

What do we think?

While with the Irons, Arnautovic bagged a respectable 22 goals and 12 assists in 65 appearances (per Transfermarkt), so, it could be understood if supporters did miss the Austrian.

However, these seem totally clear in their opinion that the way which Arnautovic forced his way out of the club (per The Guardian) left too much of a sour taste and bridges burnt.

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