LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04: Marko Arnautovic of West Ham United receives medical treatment during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Cardiff City at London Stadium on December 04, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

The West Ham United player will be out for around a month after he had a hamstring injury midweek in the game against Cardiff City

West Ham United’s lucky charm Marko Arnautovic was injured after the 3-1 victory over Cardiff City this week.

And for the Hammers’ boss Manuel Pellegrini, this is a massive blow to the squad.

“We have many different players injured in many different positions, not only the professional players but also the young players [can step in] like Diangana did some months ago,” he told reporters as published by Football London.

“We have other young players who are able to play in this moment.”

“We know how important Marko is for our team. We have too many players injured in a month that we have to play seven games and then in January, six more games,” he explained.

“But I always have the same answer, we have a squad and it is a chance for another layer to demonstrate why they are here. I was very happy with Lucas Perez the other day that he took his chance and scored two goals.”

“So we must continue working with the players that are able to in this moment and that the others can recover as soon as they can,” he concluded about the topic.