Stoke boss Hughes pleased with Arnautovic's first start
Hughes is expecting big things from the Austrian.
"For the most part, I liked what I saw," said Hughes, whose side travel to Tranmere for their midweek cup tie.
"Marko offers us something different and showed a good work ethic which is important for the team.
"He has integrated very quickly, so I think Marko is going to be a big player for us this year."