Arsene Wenger: Justin Hoyte staying with us

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has dismissed speculation that the highly rated 23-year old right back Justin Hoyte could be on his way put of the Emirates. reports that Wenger is no mood to let the player go since he considers the U21 England international player a vital part of his jigsaw.

Wenger said:

Justin is a player that has improved tremendously. I have big respect for Justin because he is a player that does not talk too much, but every time I play him he is quality. He can be in the centre and when I did that against Tottenham in the first leg, he did very, very well. Technically he is very good – but as well he is very versatile and quick on the turn which is a great quality for a centre-back. He is good in the air even if he is small and overall I refuse categorically to give him up. Part of being at a big club is you accept that other players might come in and do extremely well and he has to be patient.

That Hoyte is staying at Arsenal is good for both club and player. Although Hoyte’s first team appearances for the Gunners has been limited so far this season, he has proved his class and quality in the matches that he has featured in for the North Londoners and selling Hoyte would be insane for Wenger.

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