West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini had earlier stated his wish and belief Arnautovic will stay for the rest of the season. "They paid £20m for him, which is nothing in the current market", read the statement. We know that we have a very good player in Marko, a lot of clubs may want him to play for them.
The club will attempt to lure Arnautovic, who turns 30 in April, with wages understood to be £200,000 a week over a four-year contract.
Arnautovic has been a key performer under Manuel Pellegrini this season, scoring seven times in 15 Premier League appearances. He wants to go to a new market and challenge for titles.
A tough trip to the Emirates Stadium lies in wait for West Ham this weekend, a ground at which Nasri spent three years earlier in his career, and the two-time Premier League victor is determined to show his quality in what will be a "crazy" atmosphere.
However, Arnautovic appears determined to engineer an exit, on the evidence of a statement from the player's brother and agent Danijel, given to talkSPORT.
His agent says the Austria worldwide will continue to give his all to West Ham while he remains contracted to the club, but that he hopes a deal can be reached for a move to China.
"You choose a club and a project because of the ambition, and I think that West Ham has everything to be one of the biggest clubs", he said.
Writing in his column for BetVictor, Owen said: "Arsenal are unbeaten in their last 11 away games against West Ham in all competitions, but if there is to be a victor at the London Stadium I feel it will be the hosts, as I still have my reservations about the Gunners defensive capabilities".
'To try to grow as a club we need to keep our good players.
The Premier League is arguably at a level of quality never seen before, with new club owners and lucrative broadcasting rights seeing teams bringing in higher quality players from all over the world.
"Jack Wilshere, I know him from when he first came in at Arsenal".
"If it was £50m between Wilson or Arnautovic I would go with Marko", he told The Debate on Sky Sports.