West Ham United will be feeling they were robbed of three points on Saturday afternoon when they were held to a 2-2 draw with Leicester City at the London Stadium.
Manuel Pellegrini’s side took the lead in the first half when Michail Antonio opened the scoring to send the side into the break 1-0 up.
Jamie Vardy equalised for the Foxes just before the 70-minute mark before Lucas Perez came off the bench and put the Hammers back in front minutes from time.
The Spaniard, who has been nothing more than a fringe player for the Irons since his summer move from Arsenal, also had the ball in the back of the net moments later, however, he was deemed offside by the officials – a decision that was clearly wrong.
And, to make things worse for those in attendance at the London Stadium, West Ham saw Harvey Barnes hit a last-minute equaliser for Leicester to spoil the party and really dampen the mood in the capital.
Fans were obviously disappointed with how things transpired on the pitch and droves of them took to Twitter to share their frustrations with how one man performed whilst he was on the pitch.
Marko Arnuatovic, who was the man replaced by Perez, was largely ineffective and supporters made their opinions about the £31.5million-rated forward, per Transfermarkt.
Fans stated that the Austria international was ‘useless’ whilst others had felt that he might as well have gone to China in the January transfer window as he has looked a shadow of the player he was before all the speculation and drama that ensued four months or so ago.
Arnautovic may have seven goals this season in the Premier League, however, West Ham fans have not seen him score since the first week of January in all competitions.
Here are just some of their reactions to the 30-year-old’s performance:
With Arnautovic being next to useless and Chicharito not able to play the lone striker role… I'd start Perez
— Club. West Ham (@ClubdeWestHam) April 21, 2019
Arnautovic poor again with his forward runs and confidence. He was so good for us and now just completely useless!
— Mikespace Online ™ (@MikespaceOnline) April 20, 2019
Another useless Arnautovic performance although can’t fault his effort at least.
— Dan (@WesthamDan16) April 20, 2019
Arnautovic might as well have gone to China #COYI
— ⚒ D.C. Hammers ⚒ (@WDCHammers) April 20, 2019
Terrible, get him off to China
— Amazing Michail ⚒ (@AntonioSZN_) April 20, 2019
Not well, don’t think he’ll score again
— Matt (@MattCrowe__) April 20, 2019
#BBCMOTD are absolutely spot on with their West Ham/Marko Arnautovic analysis.
— West Ham Fan Zone (@WHUFCFZ) April 21, 2019
I’d argue here that your point is spot on if you said he DID play off the last man etc, he doesn’t now a days. Arnautovic is a Vardy like player that’s better when the team aren’t having the majority of the ball.
Arnautovic right now isn’t even doing the basics.
— ForeverBoleyn (@ForeverBoleyn2) April 21, 2019
Arnautovic being outed for his performance on MotD.
They hit the nail on the head – he isn't a striker, therefore doesn't think like a striker. He certainly doesn't work hard enough to be one either. Too much pointing and too little impact.
— Wᴇsᴛ Hᴀᴍ Sᴏᴄɪᴀʟ (@WestHamSocial) April 20, 2019
Hopefully only 3 more games of snodgrass, Antonio, arnautovic. Just rubbish and we need better.
— timCOYI (@tim1967td) April 20, 2019