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5 West Ham United players who have impressed the most in the 2018-19 season

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AFC Bournemouth v West Ham United - Premier League
AFC Bournemouth v West Ham United - Premier League

The 2018-19 English Premier League season has been a satisfactory one for West Ham United as Manuel Pellegrini’s side have looked an improved outfit as compared to the last season. West Ham United is currently at the 10th position in the table and Manuel Pellegrini will be hoping for a top 8 finish which would enable his side to qualify for next season’s Europa League.

The Hammers have looked a much better side in every department in the ongoing season and the players' coordination on the field has looked impressive. West Ham United has looked sharp physically as well as mentally which will be an encouraging sign for Manuel Pellegrini.

Manuel Pellegrini and the team management should keep the players motivated and instill a sense of self-belief that they have the quality to challenge the big guns of English football.

West Ham United has played well in patches this season. They won against Arsenal on 12th January with a 1-0 scoreline but lost 0-2 against Bournemouth on 19th January. The team needs to be consistent in every game and they need to give their best so as to be on par with the other clubs.

Although West Ham United has played with a positive mindset, the team needs to keep on performing to get the desired results. West Ham United has inducted Frenchman Samir Nasri from Turkish club Antalyaspor in their line up so as to make their midfield much more flexible and robust. His experience in the midfield will surely help the side.

Altogether, West Ham United has looked much more intense and competitive in the 2018-19 season. West Ham United has some class players who have played a crucial role in the team this season. We take a look at 5 such players who have impressed the most in the ongoing season.

#1 Marko Arnautovic

West Ham United v Cardiff City - Premier League
West Ham United v Cardiff City - Premier League

Marko Arnautovic has been West Ham United’s go-to man in the forward line as the Austrian has highlighted his goal-scoring abilities with some superlative performances. The 29-year-old has looked threatening because of his ability to score from difficult positions.

His ability to unlock the opposition’s defense with his electric pace and swift counter-attacks has floored the opponents. The Austrian has shown tremendous maturity in the forward line.


A player like Arnautovic adds a lot of value to any side because of his aggressive runs and smart thinking. His presence adds a lot of pace and fluidity in West Ham United’s forward line. The striker has scored 7 goals in 16 Premier League games this season with 2 assists to his name.

The former Stoke City player will be hoping to end the season on a positive note. Arnautovic has also been a threat inside the box because of his powerful finishes. He has showcased his ability to change the outcome of any game with his individual brilliance.

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