West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini has told fans that he believes Marko Arnautovic will find his best form again.
As reported by The London Evening Standard, Pellegrini thinks Arnautovic will rediscover his goal scoring touch from last season.
The Austrian forward has had trouble with his knee, which is an ongoing concern this season.
But he has still scored four goals already and is on course to better last season’s tally.
However, Pellegrini still believes that more can come from Arnautovic and expects him to return to his best form.
Pellegrini on Arnautovic
West Ham boss Pellegrini was reluctant to blame Arnautovic’s performance on his knee.
Pellegrini said: “Maybe because he missed the goals the last two games you immediately link it with his knee, but all the players have moments where they cannot score and others where they score more.
“Marko will return to be the striker that he was last season.”
After a slow start to life in East London, Arnautovic recovered to be West Ham’s saviour.
His tally of 11 goals proved decisive in keeping the Hammers up under David Moyes last season.
With pace, power and desire, the 29-year-old proved to be one of the most dangerous forwards in the division.
Arnautovic has played in eight of West Ham’s nine league games this season, scoring four goals.
With less than a quarter of the season gone, Arnie is on track to score more than he did last season.
Moreover, he could have scored against Brighton and Tottenham so he is making chances for himself.
But his knee injury is holding him back a bit and Pellegrini believes he can be even better when he shrugs this knock off.