Marko Arnautovic may have played his last game for Werder Bremen after being suspended by coach Thomas Schaaf for the Bundesliga match with Borussia Dortmund today.
Although the club's director of sport Klaus Allofs says the "disciplinary measure" is "only valid for the Dortmund game", the club's patience with the Austria international appears to be wearing thin.
The 22-year-old has scored just twice in 24 games since arriving from Inter Milan and his performance against Wolfsburg last weekend was met with the disapproval of his club's own fans. "Marko does not have the right attitude to training," said Schaaf a week ago.
That has not improved over the last seven days, meaning he will be working at the club's training ground today and not in the Weser Stadion against Dortmund. "He has a lot to learn," explained Allofs. "The Wolfsburg game underlined this."
Arnautovic also had problems under Jose Mourinho at Inter last season, spending several weeks training with the reserves due to his poor attitude to training. And he also clashed with his national team coach Josef Hickersberger.
The likelihood is Bremen will try to sell the talented striker this summer as part of a squad rebuilding exercise after a disappointing year.