Search

Moyes warns West Ham’s Arnautovic

PUBLISHED: 15:44 17 November 2017 | UPDATED: 15:44 17 November 2017

West Ham United's Marko Arnautovic in action during the Carabao Cup at London Stadium (pic Daniel Hambury/PA)

West Ham United's Marko Arnautovic in action during the Carabao Cup at London Stadium (pic Daniel Hambury/PA)

PA Wire/PA Images

David Moyes has warned West Ham’s record signing Marko Arnautovic to start pulling his weight for the team.

New West Ham United manager David Moyes speaks during a press conference (pic Steven Paston/PANew West Ham United manager David Moyes speaks during a press conference (pic Steven Paston/PA

Austrian winger Arnautovic, a £24million summer signing from Stoke, has been branded a costly flop for his role – or lack of it – in West Ham’s disastrous start to the season.

The 28-year-old was sent off in only his second game for the Hammers and has yet to score or create a Premier League goal, while a perceived lack of application has seen him booed by some home fans.

And Moyes, who takes charge for the first time at Watford on Sunday, has warned Arnautovic that a hefty price tag means nothing if he is not willing to put in the hard yards.

“I can’t comment on the earlier games,” said Moyes. “I can only go on what people have told me and they didn’t think he has come up to the standard he set at Stoke City.

“I watched him a lot at Stoke. I thought he looked like the sort of player you would never be keen to play against, if you’re a right-back, because of his power and strength and what he can do.

“But he also has to be a team player. The clips I have seen, at times, he has not looked a team player.

“He would not be the only one I would say that about. The other players also have to do the work for the team if they want to be part of it.”

Moyes and his new coaching team of Stuart Pearce, Alan Irvine and Billy McKinlay have been overseeing double training sessions in a bid to boost the squad’s fitness.

Damning statistics had shown that the Hammers, under previous boss Slaven Bilic, came bottom of the class for sprints and distance covered.

“The players have grasped it, everything we have done, and got on with their jobs,” added Moyes.

“They have embraced it as well. They’ve shown a level of commitment in training and in their work that means I’m not frightened to give them more or keep feeding them information.

“They’ve been very good at what they’ve taken in. We’ve tried to put in an awful lot of work to them in the last five or six days.

“On the other hand, we have to save a lot of energy for the game as well.”

Moyes will be without Javier Hernandez at Vicarage Road after the striker suffered a hamstring injury on international duty with Mexico.

Latest Ilford Stories

First-half goals from Snodgrass and Antonio settle matters for Hammers

Yesterday, 19:00

The 48-year-old discussed the 4-0 victory over Beaconsfield Town and the future of top goalscorer Macauley Bonne

FA Trophy first round: Leyton Orient 4 Beaconsfield Town 0

FA Trophy: Ebbsfleet United 0 Dagenham & Redbridge 1

Christmas, the time of year when we are pressured to buy things no one wants for people we don’t want to buy for at prices we’re not happy with.

Yesterday, 10:00

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our Met Office video forecast.

Yesterday, 09:00

Charlie Lee will hope to make his first O’s appearance since the 3-1 win at AFC Fylde on November 3

Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, recalls the victory – more than 2,100 years ago – of a militarily weak but spiritually strong Jewish people over the mighty forces of a ruthless enemy that had overrun the Holy Land and threatened to engulf the land and its people in darkness.

PROMOTED CONTENT

The Exchange in Ilford has added a state-of-the-art, Savannah-themed play area, with hand painted animal sculptures, to its brand new family zone, designed by American creative agency Playtime

Are you an unpaid carer aged 25 or over? Are you interested in working towards getting into or back into work? Do you need practical help and support to get ready for this big step? If your answer is yes to at least two of these questions read on.

Struggling to find a buyer for your home in a slower market? We speak to Ilford property expert Nina Kaura from Portico about the Crossrail effect and why getting things right first time will get you the best price for your property.

Newsletter Sign Up

Ilford Recorder twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Education Promo

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Ilford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now