Pellegrini expects Arnautovic to only miss a month

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West Ham are set to be without Marko Arnautovic for up to a month after he sustained a muscle injury against Cardiff City on Tuesday.
West Ham are set to be without Marko Arnautovic for up to a month after he sustained a muscle injury against Cardiff City on Tuesday.

Marko Arnautovic looks destined to miss a month of action with a muscle injury, according to West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini.

The Austria forward limped off towards the end of the first half of the Hammers' 3-1 Premier League victory over Cardiff City on Tuesday, his replacement Lucas Perez scoring twice.

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Arnautovic appeared to pull his hamstring and on Wednesday posted on Instagram to say he would be out for "a while".

Pellegrini was able to place a more definitive timeframe on his comeback, however, confirming the expected absence on Thursday ahead of West Ham's home clash with Crystal Palace at the weekend.

The Hammers are set for a favourable looking fixture list over the Christmas period, with games against Fulham, Watford, Southampton, Burnley and Brighton and Hove Albion to come after Saturday's London derby with the Eagles.

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