It’s not just West Ham United fans who have been impressed by the club’s transfer business this summer, so has Marko Arnautovic.
West Ham splashed the cash to appoint Manuel Pellegrini back in June and have since signed seven players for a just under £100 million.
That includes the likes of Issa Diop for a reported £22 million, Andriy Yarmolenko for £17.5 million and record capture Felipe Anderson for £40 million.
It is the kind of spending and ambition promised to supporters when they left Upton Park for the London Stadium two years ago.
The spending – and perhaps just as crucially the appointment of a quality, proven, attack-minded manager in Pellegrini – has calmed an increasingly angry West Ham fanbase who have responded by selling out West Ham’s 52,000 season tickets for a third successive year.
But it’s not just the Hammers faithful who have been impressed, so too has star striker Marko Arnautovic.
Speaking on the club’s official website, the Austrian has praised West Ham’s owners for spending big in the window but has sounded a warning to the new recruits.
“We have good players,” Arnautovic told whufc.com.
“We had a good transfer window and there are a lot of challenges in each position.
“Everybody wants to play and it means the training is high quality.
“I think the players who have come in have done a good job, but the most important thing is the Premier League and I hope they can show their quality there as well.”