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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.

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