sport news Roy Hodgson insists West Ham remain a threat even without Marko Arnautovic 

'If any team is able to cope with injuries, then it is them': Roy Hodgson insists West Ham remain a threat even without Marko Arnautovic Roy Hodgson has warned his Crystal Palace players not to take West Ham lightly The Hammers will be without striker Marko Arnautovic who is out for a month He came off in the home win over Cardiff having suffered a thigh muscle injury 

By Press Association Sport Staff

Published: 15:32 GMT, 7 December 2018 | Updated: 15:35 GMT, 7 December 2018

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Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson has warned his side against thinking West Ham will be less of a threat without injured striker Marko Arnautovic.

The Austrian, who has scored five goals for the Hammers this season, was forced off during the first half of Tuesday night's 3-1 Premier League win over Cardiff.

Arnautovic is expected to be out of action for around a month with a thigh muscle injury.

Marko Arnautovic missing is not reason to underestimate West Ham, says Roy Hodgson

Marko Arnautovic missing is not reason to underestimate West Ham, says Roy Hodgson

The Crystal Palace boss insists his game plan does not change now the Austrian is ruled out

The Crystal Palace boss insists his game plan does not change now the Austrian is ruled out

Hodgson, though, maintains Arnautovic's absence will have little impact on the way he looks to set Palace up at the London Stadium.

'Every team we play, we are aware of the quality and the good players we will come up against, and when a team loses a player to injury or suspension, I never concern myself with that,' Hodgson said.

'So many times in the past there have been situations, in particular with goalkeepers, I have been told that these players are injured, 'how lucky you are',

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