West Ham United fans divided over Noble’s importance to the club

Mark Noble has become somewhat of a controversial figure at West Ham United over the last few seasons; not because of any individual incident but because he is now a ‘love or hate’ figure at the club.

Some fans continue to back the midfielder, who has been a West Ham player for his entire career after graduating from the academy in 2004.

Others, though, believe that the 31-year-old is not as good on the pitch as he once was and it is time to make way.

On Sunday, Noble – valued at £6.3m by Transfermarkt – started in what turned out to be the Hammers’ first Premier League win of the season on their fifth attempt.

Manuel Pellegrini’s side earned a 3-1 victory over Everton at Goodison Park, with Andriy Yarmolenko getting on the scoresheet twice and Marko Arnautovic rounding off the win.

After the match, well-trusted club insider ExWHUemployee tweeted praise for Noble, which sparked a debate among the fanbase.