The midfielder, 25, ended speculation regarding his future by signing a new three-year deal with the club last week.
Noble has been at
In that time West Ham had never spent £10 million on a player, before the club-record £10.75 million summer arrival of Jarvis and the capture of Carroll on loan.
“Our record signing was only £9 million so you have a look at stuff like that
and think, ‘Is that as big as it should be?’ I always questioned that,” said
Noble, whose side face
He added: “But now we have signed Jarvis and brought in Andy Carroll and other top players.
"As a West Ham player I’ve been through a lot so I wanted to make sure that this club was going in the right direction.
“It was time for the club to go to the next level and not be in limbo like it was.
"We’ve signed some top players and I think everyone is buzzing.”
Noble said the new deal had to be right for him and his family.
“Sometimes, with contract negotiations, there can be nit-picking stuff that you’re not quite happy with because it was a long-term deal,” he explained.
"If I’d been single and living in a flat on my own, I don’t think I would have thought twice about it.
“But I’ve got two young children and a wife so I needed to make sure it wasn’t just about me.
“Thankfully, we came to an agreement because I love living at home - I’m from around here and I love living in London so it was a no-brainer in the end.”
QPR manager Mark Hughes, meanwhile, has blamed injuries for their poor start but conceded his team must keep focused during tonight’s game.
Rangers have yet to win a
“Our performances have been fine up to a point,” said Hughes, who will be without the injured Anton Ferdinand, Jose Bosingwa, Fabio and Armand Traoré.
”Obviously we need to see games out.”