Sad To See Primary School Boy Justin Hoyte Leave As Bid Is Accepted

By Bilal Zaidi

Good day all. The news that Justin Hoyte may well be moving to Middlesbrough is a sad sight but one that was inevitable. He is a rare breed of Arsenal player, coming through the ranks of our academy from a young age. Both Justin and younger brother Gavin went to my primary school and the latter at secondary school also, so it is even sadder to see youngsters who are just like me, moving away from the club that I love. In an Arsenal era which has been dominated by foreign superstars including Henry, Vieira, Bergkamp, Overmars, Fabregas etc, it has always been nice to see a local boy standing side by side. To see Justin on the pitch with Henry and Fabregas, the players that are idolized globally…just added some realism to my view on football.
Hoyte did very well in the past showing he has potential and as a natural athlete he is typical of a Wenger style player. However, with the recent emergence of Bacary Sagna as a solid starting right back, it is very unlikely he would be able to compete against the French international.
It is sad to see, but in reality it is probably the best for all three parties involved. Hoyte will have a chance to play more regularly and that is what he needs at this stage in his career. Middlesbrough will benefit from a good quality, athletic and young English full back for a decent price and Arsenal will receive money that can be re-invested in areas of the squad that are more necessary.
I have followed his career since his days in the youth and reserve team as it isn’t every day that a person you have come in contact with lives their dream and plays with the superstars of Arsenal. I am sure he will do very well at Middlesbrough if he chooses to go there and I would just like to wish Justin good luck with the future. My brother also ironically lives in Middlesbrough so any advice on the area would be happily provided! I hope that Justin’s hard work, focus and drive remain in the North East and he fulfils his great potential.
  • Anonymous

    Good luck to Justin if he decides to move.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah I agree. He’s been very loyal. Always stating his desire to stay. Wish him all the best if he does move on.

  • Anonymous

    The good thing is we don’t have a natural replacemnt to come in if Sagna get’s injured. It only leaves Eboue which would mean he doesn’t get to play right side midefield and continue to frustrate us all!

  • ArsenalReview.co.uk

    indeed

  • Gooner76

    I think it is unacceptable, the Board raising money before we can sign. This means we actually don’t have that much. We were promised two or three player sof quality at the end of last season but we have now et 4 very and one partially experienced player go and replaced them with two 17 year olds an injured 20 year old and another 21 year old so the squad is younger and less experienced and it yet we still keep Eboue it is a disgrace!

  • Gooner76

    I think it is unacceptable, the Board raising money before we can sign. This means we actually don’t have that much. We were promised two or three player sof quality at the end of last season but we have now et 4 very and one partially experienced player go and replaced them with two 17 year olds an injured 20 year old and another 21 year old so the squad is younger and less experienced and it yet we still keep Eboue it is a disgrace!

  • Shaun

    If he does sign for the Boro i’d e fairly happy. Looks a good prospect but he needs to be playing regularly at his age.

    Like you said probably a good deal for all involved.

  • Anonymous

    He aint Arsenal quality, a very ordinary player.