West Ham striker Arnautovic: Beating Stoke will be crucial

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Andy Carroll is in line for a return to the West Ham team ahead of Monday night's relegation clash against Stoke. The club has only won six Premier League matches this season and are now riding a nine-match winless slide (0-4-5) since a 2-0 result over Huddersfield Town back in January.

"They are around us and have struggled as well this season, but they have found a bit of momentum in the last couple of games so they will be confident". Obviously he hasn't played for 11 weeks so I've got that in my mind as well.

West Ham then brought the Masuaku to English shores in the summer of 2016 for a reported £6.2 million fee.

While he is fairly quick and has a good physical presence, he is no Rose, who has established himself as as one of the Premier League's best full-backs in the last two seasons and it is highly unlikely that he will be able to replace Marcos Alonso on Chelsea's left flank either.

The Irons are unbeaten in their last two matches, and Moyes has urged his charges to finish strong.

"We have got some big teams to come and we are going to need the goalkeeper to play well in the games".

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"There are things we need to improve". At the moment, we've won eight games in the Premier League, so if we can win 10, we'd just about get our points tally up there.

It's a cup final for Stoke, a game they have to win to have a chance of staying up.

"We want competition, though, and Marko needs to know he has to keep his levels up and his standards high".

Arnautovic is hoping to build on his tally of nine goals for the season.

Mexican striker Javier Hernandez is likely to settle for a place on the bench once more despite emerging from the dugout to score a crucial equaliser in the 1-1 draw at Chelsea last weekend.

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