Ex-West Ham forward Marko Arnautovic is currently the top scorer in Serie A after beginning the 2022/23 season in fine style with Bologna.

Hammers boss David Moyes allegedly tried to bring Arnautovic back to the London Stadium in the summer of 2021.

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The 33-year-old forward ended up joining Italian side Bologna from Shanghai SIPG instead.

The 87-capped Austria international left the London Stadium to join Shanghai SIPG, now known as Shanghai Port, in July 2019. The striker earned an incredible £200k-a-week in China (Daily Mirror).

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The Austrian was sold for around £22 million (The Mirror).

At the time, selling him was definitely the correct decision. It now seems like David Moyes maybe should have pushed harder to re-sign him though…

Marko Arnautovic on fire for Bologna

Over the past few years, Arnautovic has been drawing praise from many high-profile pundits including the likes of Rio Ferdinand.

He has bagged six goals in just six Serie A appearances so far this season, and is two clear of Juventus star Dusan Vlahovic and three others in the top goalscorer charts (Transfermarkt).

At 33, Arnie is still very much on the top of his game.

Marko Arnautovic has been in fantastic form for Bologna
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The Austrian has now bagged bagged 21 goals and one assist in 41 games for Bologna (Transfermarkt).

He is still an absolute menace and there is not one defender out there who would relish coming up against him.

Personally, we would have liked to see Marko Arnautovic back at the London Stadium rather than Bologna. We’re sure he would have still been able to produce the goods in the Premier League for at least another season or two.

The 33-year-old certainly wouldn’t have been welcomed back with open arms by every single West Ham fan though, that’s for sure!

It will be interesting to see how many goals Marko Arnautovic ends up scoring for Bologna this season.

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