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Manuel Lanzini and Javier Hernandez join West Ham's growing injury list but Marko Arnautovic returns

West Ham have two fresh injury concerns ahead of Saturday’s clash against Leicester City, Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed via the club’s official website.

The Hammers have been plagued by injuries all season and there are two new players on the sidelines for this weekend’s Premier League encounter.

West Ham will be hoping to overturn a run of three consecutive defeats when they host Leicester at the weekend, but they are without some key players.

Manuel Lanzini and Chicharito ruled out

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Pellegrini has confirmed that Manuel Lanzini and Javier Hernandez will join Samir Nasri on the injury list for this game.

The three West Ham players are out for different reasons. Lanzini suffered an injury against Manchester United, while Chicharito has struggled with an ear problem all week.

West Ham’s Mexican striker has not trained for the past few days and is unlikely to make it for the Leicester game.

Meanwhile, Nasri continues to sit out with a muscle injury he sustained during the half-time warm-up against Chelsea recently.

Marko Arnautovic returns

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West Ham might be missing Hernandez but another striker is back. Marko Arnautovic missed last weekend’s trip to Man United but has since recovered from illness.

The Austrian is likely to lead the line for West Ham and will be hoping to break a goal drought which dates back to January.

Carlos Sanchez and Jack Wilshere continue recovery

Pellegrini also confirmed that long-term absentees Carlos Sanchez and Jack Wilshere were continuing to recover from serious injuries.

He told his press conference (via “The other players, Jack Wilshere is okay, he worked without problem, and the other long injuries, Carlos Sanchez also worked with the squad, so we continue with long injuries of Winston Reid, Yarmolenko and Andy Carroll.”

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