Mark Noble says West Ham are better off without Dimitri Payet if the Frenchman wants to leave London.
West Ham striker Andy Carroll has already taken a swipe at the 29-year-old France international and Noble followed suit.
"I am angry and disappointed, because I have always said that he is one of the best players I have ever played with," Noble said.
"I had - and I say had because I haven't really spoken to him for the last two or three weeks - a great relationship with him, but I don't know his reasons.
"I am not going to comment on why he wanted to leave but I do know that if someone doesn't want to play for the team then they are better off not even playing."
Payet was absent from West Ham's 3-0 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday, which helped Noble and Co. move up to 12th in the table after 21 rounds.