On his recent visit to the London Stadium: “I’m delighted to be here. It’s the first time I’ve had a chance to get to the stadium because I’ve been so busy over the past year.
“It’s obviously very different to what I was used to at the Boleyn Ground, but it’s the future of West Ham United and the fans are getting more and more used to it.
“I’m really looking forward to getting back here for a few games next season and meeting up with the fans again.
“I watched the Tottenham game at the end of last season and the atmosphere was great,” he said.
“Hopefully next season will bring a lot more memories like that.
“If the team give 100% every week, the fans will back them. To have sold out 52,000 Season Tickets six weeks before the start of the season is fantastic, and tells you everything you need to know about West Ham supporters.
“It’s no secret that the Club are looking to bring in a striker or two. There are obviously a lot of names being mentioned but I’m sure that the manager has got his targets and the Chairmen will be working hard to get deals done.
“Part of the reason for moving to London Stadium was to attract better players and if I was a young player now, I’d be desperate to ply my trade here.
“West Ham are a club who should be up there challenging in the top half of the table, and if they can bring in a couple more new faces then I’m sure they can achieve that target next season.”
The Austria legend claims West Ham target Arnautovic should be playing at a bigger club: “With all due respect for Stoke, it is not the club in which Arnautovic should continue to play, with his qualities, for a long time.
“With his potential, he belongs to Arsenal or Tottenham, in the Premier League, and he is. Marko is great, tactically top-trained, has a robust body.
“I’ve been comparing Arnautovic with Zlatan Ibrahimovic for years and I’ll stand by that, even though Marko is missing the goals.”
“We are really looking forward to pre-season and heading to first Austria and then Germany,” he said. “We really want to train well, train hard and start our best form before the start of the Premier League.
“Of course it’s a chance to get as fit as possible, as soon as possible. The start of the season is coming very quickly, and I think we need to train very well and to play strong in the friendly games that we have.
“Everyone is pleased to be back in training. I’m happy to see the boys again and to see everyone. I think everyone is the same; we’re all pleased to see our teammates.”
After signing a new five-year contract: “I think here we can do many things. When I start to play, I have confidence and I don’t know why the situation changed (last season),’ Obiang, 25, told the club’s official website.
“I had the possibility to start and to demonstrate what I wanted to demonstrate in my first season here, but for many reasons I didn’t do. Now I have time to do it.”