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Hoyte Commits Future To Arsenal

Hoyte Commits Future To Arsenal

Justin Hoyte has followed Jens Lehmann and signed a new deal with Arsenal.

This season has been a great one for Hoyte. He spent last season on loan at Sunderland as they were relegated from the Premiership.

There was some major doubt over his future at the start of the season with both Lauren and Manu Eboue ahead of him in the pecking order. At the same time fellow young right-back Kerrea Gilbert hot on his heals in terms of progress.

The departure of Lauren to Portsmouth and likely departure of Gilbert to Cardiff in the summer means that Hoyte is now Arsenal second choice right back.

At only 22 he has time on his side and I wouldn't bet against the youngster becoming Arsenal's first choice at right-back next season, espically if he continues his excellent progress.

Speaking to Arsenal.com Hoyte said: "Yes I have signed a new contract which is good for me and hopefully good for the Club.

"Now I have to keep working hard, even harder than this year. I have to keep pushing myself.

"I've played a lot of games which has been really, really good for me. I'm just loving playing, obviously being an Arsenal supporter too it's great.

'Hopefully now I've played a lot of games and I can push on now and play as many games, get games under my belt and win trophies with the Club.'

I for one am delighted that Hoyte has signed on. If he can continue to progress in the mannor he has in the last 2 seasons then it'll not be long till the Neville sister is looking over his shoulder.



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Writer:Nick Simmonett
Date:Friday April 27 2007
Time: 7:20PM

Comments

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siik guy!! future england rb better than richards by far !
ajwb
27/04/2007 19:24:00
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well dome to Justin - he's come on in leaps and bounds this season... »»Arsene Knows««
Wingston75
27/04/2007 19:37:00
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I like his attitude. So unlike the spoiled tw*ts that play for England and can't even score against Cyprus and Macedonia. Well done Justin.
G4L
27/04/2007 19:39:00
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I`m not yet convinced totally by him, he is only young though and in the few games he has played well he was affective. He should be the long term replacement for Eboue, who, if continues to act the ***** will be on his way.
gunnerb
27/04/2007 19:45:00
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Well he's one of our true Gooners, rate him and in the furture he will get better too, and be loyal, unike sum guy whom's main concern is his bank..
gunner-minesh
27/04/2007 19:52:00
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Few games Gunnerb? He's played 36 games this year!
simmy8_2000
27/04/2007 20:04:00
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Best of luck to our Justin who has put a star turn in this season... and yes, his attitude is spot on! He's destined to end up helping England out if he gets more exposure over the next couple of seasons.
Andy-bayor
27/04/2007 20:18:00
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I like Hoyte. He is a good player and a good guy.
Goofle
27/04/2007 20:25:00
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he aint better than richards but better than G Nev.
Goofle
27/04/2007 20:27:00
0
noooooooooooooooooooooo
thenry009
27/04/2007 21:15:00
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