Arnautovic ‘one in every of greatest strikers in Premier League,’ says Sky Sports activities visitor Wilshere
Jack Wilshere insists Marko Arnautovic stays very important to West Ham, however Jamie Redknapp believes the membership ought to think about accepting a big-money supply from China.
Arnautovic was named in West Ham’s beginning line-up for the lunchtime win over towards Arsenal – earlier than showing to wave goodbye when he was substituted.
The Hammers issued a press release insisting the Austrian ahead was not on the market and Wilshere – a visitor within the Sky Sports activities studio – thinks the membership should maintain maintain of a participant he believes is among the many greatest within the Premier League.
“Within the brief time I have been right here, I’ve seen what kind of character he’s,” Wilshere, who’s presently nursing an ankle damage, stated.
“He is an amazing character, an amazing particular person to have round. He simply needs to play; he was battling a knee damage and hardly coaching however he all the time stated he wished to play.
“We want him. For me he is among the finest strikers within the Premier League. I’ve performed with a couple of good strikers and he is up there – with what he brings to the crew he is so necessary to us.”
Sky Sports activities pundit Redknapp accepted the scenario was “tough” for each participant and membership however believes that the cash on supply, in addition to the potential influence on the dressing room, ought to immediate the Hammers to contemplate cashing in.
“It is massively tough (for the membership). It is tough for the participant too,” Redknapp stated.
“I’ve all the time heard he needs to play for a top-six membership however the fact is, he needs to go to China. In case you’re going there, you are going there for the cash – it is a reality.
“If somebody’s providing you £300,000 every week, it is arduous to show down. I get that if you happen to’re that method inclined. However for me, it is a tough one. West Ham need to maintain him, but when you are going to get £40m for him, and he is 29 – almost 30 – you must have a look at it as a result of the very last thing you need is sad gamers.
“They’d that a couple of years in the past with Dimitri Payet and it would not assist the dressing room. You possibly can’t afford to pay £300,000 every week, he isn’t price it, so I perceive the place.
“In case you say to him, ‘Keep till the top of January, get me targets after which I am going to promote you,’ that could be the best scenario however to exchange him shouldn’t be straightforward.
“You need to maintain him, after all you do, however West Ham will survive with or with out him. You had it when Payet left, they’ve performed it earlier than. There’s all the time another person who will come alongside, however you do not need to be held to ransom by his brother – he must maintain his mouth shut actually.”
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