West Ham United fans have been discussing the possibility of bringing back Marko Arnautovic next month.
Arnautovic left under a cloud 18 months ago when he demanded to be granted a big money move to China.
West Ham are enjoying their best season for five years.
High flying Hammers enjoying best season for five years
That’s despite having key man Michail Antonio injured and Sebastien Haller continuing to struggle as Arnautovic’s replacement at the club.
Arnautovic scored 22 goals and provided 12 assists in 65 games for West Ham (Transfermarkt).
Haller has 13 goals and three assists in 46 games in all competitions for West Ham.
Moyes was the man who finally started to get a tune out of Arnautovic in east London, converting him into a striker.
The Scot has done the same with Antonio.
Haller’s struggles and Antonio’s injuries have seen West Ham fans wondering how much better the current team would be with Arnautovic up front.
West Ham fans debate Arnautovic return in January
Indeed debate has raged about the prospect of bringing the 31-year-old Austrian back in January after he was heavily linked with a return in previous windows (Daily Mail).
Opinion has been divided among some West Ham fans on social media.
Many feel that Arnautovic is a ‘snake’ and should be left in China.
Others think it could be a stroke of genius if Moyes was to bring him back.
Arnautovic claimed that West Ham fans loved him when speaking exclusively to LAOLA 1 earlier this year.
Westy Hammer posed the question on Twitter and the reaction was mixed. Although several of the responses refusing to entertain the idea contained expletives which cannot be used in this article.
“With the team we have now and our striker situation it makes me think,” Westy Hammer said on Twitter.
Mixed reaction as some fans are divided over ‘snake’
“What if Arnautovic was still playing for us. (Said) Benrahma, (Jarrod) Bowen (and) Arnie up top would have been an impressive attack.
“Moyes got the best out of him and IF there was an option to get him free in Jan I would.”
Here are a selection of reactions from West Ham fans about the prospect of re-signing Arnautovic next month.