"We got him back at the start of the week so we will keep monitoring him".
And Stoke manager Paul Lambert confirmed how important tonight's game is, saying: "We have to come away (from West Ham) with something without a doubt".
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"We just have to play like we have played, to be strong and compact". Obviously he hasn't played for 11 weeks so I have got that on my mind as well. A win on Sunday really sets the cats among the pigeons.
Meanwhile, the Hammers sit seven points clear of the bottom three, and have an extra game in hand.
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West Ham turned over Stoke a few months ago.
Referee Michael Oliver was in charge of his first match since he caused a storm by giving Real Madrid a controversial penalty and sending off Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon in the Champions League last week.
Their goal killed us... it would have been vital three points, a lifeline.
Oliver and his wife were subjected to social media threats over the incident that led to Juventus's elimination.
Then a low Edimilson Fernandes drive flew past Butland but Arnautovic, this time clearly offside, was in the keeper's way.
West Ham have only won back-to-back Premier League games at the London Stadium on one previous occasion back in December 2016.