West Ham fans were left wondering whether the Dimitri Payet situation would happen again after the latest transfer rumours.
According to Sky Sports News, West Ham rejected a bid from an unnamed Chinese team for Arnautovic.
Although the Chinese club bid £35m, many West Ham fans were still confident he would not leave.
Arnautovic reportedly wants to leave
But his brother – Danijel Arnautovic – has got West Ham fans very worried with his latest comments.
Speaking to talkSPORT, brother and agent Danijel revealed that Arnautovic wants to leave West Ham.
If Danijel Arnautovic is to be believed, the 29-year-old wants to force a move through to China this month.
Danijel told talkSPORT: “He wants to go to a new market and challenge for titles. This is what he wants.
“It is his great desire that West Ham accept the offer from China.”
West Ham have responded by releasing an official club statement, which reads: “Marko Arnautovic has a contract and we fully expect him to honour it. He is not for sale.”
Back in January 2017, West Ham were hit by the gut-wrenching news that star man Payet wanted to leave.
The Frenchman was as popular as Arnautovic at The London Stadium and Hammers fans felt betrayed.
Here are what West Ham fans are saying after it emerged that Arnautovic was seeking an exit.
If this is true then just get out of our club. Sick to death of these money grabbers making out they love the fans then stabbing us in the back. Payet 2.0 https://t.co/wvVFlgfG9k
— West Ham South West (@WHUSouthWest) January 10, 2019
Going to be a long month with arnautovic… another payet inbound. Hopefully stays loyal but I'm fearing the worst. ⚒
— ross haynes (@rossjhaynes) January 10, 2019
This doesn’t sting as much as Payet. The memories are coming back 😩
— Uber West Ham (@UberWestHam) January 10, 2019
Want him gone unless his agent/brother is sacked
— B. ⚒ (@EmersonWHUFC) January 10, 2019
Please don’t tell me Marko Arnautovic is actually leaving. This is just another payet moment.
— Louis (@louis_warwick) January 10, 2019
Marko has done a lot for us I wouldn’t stand in his way if he wanted to leave or blame him but we would want at least 50m
— Steve (@Steve_WHU_) January 10, 2019
Sounds to me like he is just trying to get him more money at West Ham personally.
Drum up a bit of interest get his (client/brother) a bit more money at a club where he’s happy
— Can’t defend FC (@aplin87) January 10, 2019
No loyalty in football.. hardly any in life tbh ⚒
— chris sedin (@diddyposh) January 10, 2019