Marko Arnautovic was keen on a sensational return to West Ham, according to the Mirror, and David Moyes wanted him back at the London Stadium, but the move was scuppered because of planes being grounded due to the coronavirus.

The Austrian spent a successful two years with the Hammers, although he left on very bad terms, after repeatedly handing in transfer requests.

Arnautovic racked up 22 goals and 12 assists in 65 outings for West Ham (Transfermarkt).

In his final season with the Hammers, the 30-year-old scored 10 goals in 28 Premier League games and chipped in with four assists. He had an impressive shooting accuracy of 52% and created six ‘big chances’ (premierleague.com).

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Marko Arnautovic (Photo by Josef Bollwein – Sepa Media – SEPA.Media/Getty Images)

And how West Ham could do with him now. Arnie led the line with aplomb for the east London outfit during his time at the club, and he was often an inspiration for them.

The Mirror claims that West Ham wanted him back, and Arnautovic himself was keen on the move, but it was scuppered due to flights being grounded out of China because of the coronavirus.

And some Hammers fans took to Twitter in reaction to the speculation…

 
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