Arnautović has tried to force his move through, according to Sky Sports, with the Hammers having turned down a £19.7million offer from an unnamed Chinese Super League club.
His brother and agent Danijel has been speaking about the club in a very negative manner – with the pair seemingly feeling as though everything should be done on their terms.
The misfit hasn’t even handed in a transfer request to help move the process along, as reported by ExWHUEmployee, as it would see him lose out financially.
Meanwhile, Javier Hernández – who was often a backup option for Arnautović and only started 14 Premier League games last season – has carried himself well throughout.
The Mexico international hasn’t fooled anyone, as he has accepted there is a possibility he could leave London Stadium when speaking on YouTube channel Naked Humans.
This was made even more clear when ESPN reported the Hammers are willing to consider an offer of $10-$15 million for the Mexican.
He has also turned up to pre-season – which Arnautović is supposed to do next week having represented Austria during the break, according to ExWHUEmployee – speaking well about the club and giving a good account of himself in training.
It is the attitude and professionalism he has shown that has set him apart from Arnautović this summer.
Most fans will understand if a player wants to leave, many of West Ham’s players didn’t grow up supporting the club, so if there is a possibility they can make a move which could benefit their career then, of course, they would take it.
But while Hernández has come in with a good attitude, meaning if something doesn’t go through he would still be a liked figure at West Ham, Arnautović has made things uncomfortable for the club and those involved with it.
The pair have put been on opposite sides of the spectrum when it comes to carrying themselves with class in this scenario – Arnautović could learn a thing or two from the man who was his back up last campaign.