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West Ham rocked by injury blow to star man for Leicester City trip

December 26, 2019

first_img 2 2 A first @premierleague start for Grady Diangana! Chicha replaces the ill Arnautovic. pic.twitter.com/givuyGFNpE— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) October 27, 2018Arnautovic has often played through the pain barrier for his club this season, with a niggling knee injury hampering his performances slightly. The striker was replaced in the starting XI by Javier Hernandez Arnautovic misses out for the visitors center_img The Austrian has four goals and one assist for the Hammers in the Premier League this campaign and is the focal point for their attacks.With new signings Jack Wilshere and Andriy Yarmolenko on the sidelines as well, the Hammers’ injury crisis seems to be worsening by the week.Winston Reid, Manuel Lanzini, Pedro Obiang, Carlos Sanchez and Andy Carroll are also unavailable for the trip – meaning youngster Grady Diangana gets his first ever Premier League start after impressing in his cameo against Tottenham Hotspur last weekend. Marko Arnautovic was left at home by West Ham United for their trip to Leicester City after struggling with illness in midweek.Boss Manuel Pellegrini opted to pick Javier Hernandez up front in his place, although he will surely have hoped to call on his talisman for the trip to the King Power Stadium. Despite this, his absence will still be a huge blow for the Hammers’ chances of getting three points on Saturday evening.Jamie Vardy was missing from the starting XI for the hosts, with Claude Puel preferring to start with Kelechi Iheanacho up front instead.last_img

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