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West Ham United forward Marko Arnautovic vows to return stronger after injury blow

Marko Arnautovic: The Austrian is set for a spell on the sidelines
Marko Arnautovic: The Austrian is set for a spell on the sidelines

West Ham forward Marko Arnautovic has vowed to 'come back strong and quick' as he looks set to be 'out for a while' with a suspected hamstring problem.

The Austria striker, who has scored five goals for the Irons this season, was forced off during the first half of Tuesday night's 3-1 Premier League win over Cardiff.

Arnautovic posted pictures of his leg in a straight knee sleeve and said on his Instagram story: "Lets Go I will do everything to be back for my team @westham

"Thank you so much for all your messages. I will be out for a while but will do everything to come back strong and quick".

West Ham have yet to confirm the full extent of Arnautovic's injury, but wished the forward a speedy recovery in a post on the club Twitter account, which said: "Get well soon, Arnie".

Irons boss Manuel Pellegrini is set to hold a pre-match press conference on Thursday ahead of the weekend fixture against Crystal Palace, when more is expected to be revealed on Arnautovic's expected lay-off.

Depending on the extent of the problem, Arnautovic could struggle to feature over the festive schedule.

West Ham have a home match against Watford on December 22, then are away at Southampton on December 27 before a trip to Burnley and hosting Brighton on January 2 with an FA Cup third-round date versus Birmingham set for three days later.

The Hammers recovered from the loss of Arnautovic to make it back-to-back Premier League wins for the first time in almost two years by beating Cardiff.

Two goals from substitute Lucas Perez - his first in the top flight for precisely 700 days - and Michail Antonio's first league goal of the campaign lifted West Ham towards mid-table.

The Irons prospects suddenly look a lot brighter than after the first four matches of the season, all of which were defeats to leave Pellegrini's men playing catch-up.

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Most Read Football

Jose Mourinho in the Anfield dugout1

Mourinho shoulders blame for defeat

Under-pressure Jose Mourinho remains confident that Manchester United will finish in the top four despite their defeat to Liverpool.

Check out today's Paper Talk2

Paper Talk: The Italian job?

Jose Mourinho to Inter Milan, Paul Pogba heading to the exit door - lots more too in a bumper Sunday edition.

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Super sub Shaqiri sinks United

Substitute Xherdan Shaqiri scored twice to give Liverpool a fully deserved 3-1 victory over Manchester United at Anfield to go back to the top of the table.

The latest rumour and gossip from the back pgaes4

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