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The best jokes as Marko Arnautović signs contract extension with West Ham after China rumours

Won't be moving to China in January after all.

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There were many tweets and jokes after Marko Arnautović signed a contract extension at West Ham after rumours of a move to China
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Marko Arnautović has signed a contract extension for West Ham after concerns about him leaving for a Chinese club in the January transfer window.

Supporters were dismayed when Arnautović’s agent confirmed that he wanted to move to the country and leave the London side.

A message from Marko Arnautovic to the fans: pic.twitter.com/QgLFhMuynm

— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) January 26, 2019

However the story took another turn when the club announced they had tied him down with a new deal and released a video explanation from the player shortly after a shock 4-2 defeat to AFC Wimbledon in the FA Cup.

These were the best jokes after the apparent u-turn as Marko Arnautović signs a West Ham contract extension:

Jesus Christ, read the room.

— Emily Pulham (@makingthemarrow) January 26, 2019

Well, there's good news and bad news. The bad news is that we've been knocked out the Cup by AFC Wimbledon. I know, gutting. On a more positive note, the good news is, Marko's got a big new contract. So, every cloud… You're still thinking about the bad news, aren't you? pic.twitter.com/cEiNolq7QC

— Jonny Sharples (@JonnyGabriel) January 26, 2019

I’m beginning to think this is a parody account.

— Mako (@WoWnut) January 26, 2019

pic.twitter.com/Cij7IBE3ZD

— George Parr (@gparr246_1) January 26, 2019

https://twitter.com/JayWoolward/status/1089285923349712896

Can’t wait for this to bang in the Summer when he moves to Shanghai SIPG

— West Ham Transfers (@westhamtransfer) January 26, 2019

https://twitter.com/danroper4/status/1089286453677514752

Someone behind the camera has a gun pointed to his head and told him to say this

— ITzDecort (@Decort1993) January 26, 2019

That’s all it was about. Never was a Chinese club.

— THFC1976 (@THFCsince76) January 26, 2019

And just to add to your joy tonight West ham are delighted to announce that they have persuaded Ogbonna, Masuaku and Carroll to sign new 8 year contracts

— Staffordshire COYI (@martynr61) January 26, 2019

Lol did he negotiate this at half time of today's game

— Ben Jury (@benjury75) January 26, 2019

Yesterday: “Let’s focus on the rest of this season and try to win the cup!” – Arnautovic

Today: Not in the squad again, Wimbledon 4-2 West Ham. pic.twitter.com/8htPDu70Ii

— Uber West Ham (@UberWestHam) January 26, 2019

Subtitles are confusing me. pic.twitter.com/msvixL6asL

— The General (@FPLGeneral) January 27, 2019

https://twitter.com/KiwiNick_FPL/status/1089380762200100865

I've seen happier people dying

— Chloe sheary (@ChloeSheary) January 27, 2019

Arnautovic be like…. pic.twitter.com/5OtPdPRqqw

— Lee (@lee2607wilson) January 26, 2019