Big Sam speaking about Nocerino earlier this week “Antonio has not played as much as he would have liked, but he has come on as a substitute, so we will see what part he will play at the end of the season.”
Before the Arsenal match, Nocerino has started just one game aginst Stoke City which ended after 76 minutes. He has made seven substitute appearances but has failed to make any real impression into the first team before Tuesday night. The 29-year-old setup the goal for Matt Jarvis opener and was considered by many as the West ham man of the match at the Emirates. He may of just earned himself a second chance with Sam to impress before the end of the season.