This Gunners full back has been heavily linked with a move to Aston Villa and maybe the time is right for him to leave for a new challenge and first team football.
ASTON Villa are considering a bid to sign Arsenal full-back Justin Hoyte, according to reports.
The Times claims Martin O’Neill is on the lookout for a right-back and Hoyte is leading the list of candidates, with Middlesbrough’s Luke Young the other target.
Hoyte, 23, has struggled to affirm himself at the Emirates, with Bacary Sagna Arsene Wenger’s first choice at right-back, while the French boss also appears to prefer moving Kolo Toure over from the middle of defence as cover.
Hoyte has been sent out on loan to Sunderland in recent seasons and a move to Villa Park may prove attractive, as it represents the opportunity of first-team football. (Waltham Forest Guardian)
Justin Hoyte is unlikely figure prominently at the Emirates this season and given it is now five years since his debut for the club it may well be time he decided to leave the club. Whilst he would obviously love to fight for a place at right back his chances will be limited and the £4m rated 23 year old may have to make the brave decision and tell Arsene that he wants to pursue his footballing career elsewhere as it would probably be the best for all concerned. Do Gunners fans think that Justin has any chance, barring injury, of getting a run in the team?