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Arsenal Fan's Opinion On The Hoyte Link

Arsenal Fan's Opinion On The Hoyte Link

Following the link of Justin Hoyte to Aston Villa, I thought I'd ask non other than Paul Mustchin, the Vital Arsenal editor a few questions:

1) Are you surprised Hoyte is being linked with an exit from Arsenal?

Not entirely, he's a young talented player approaching that time in his career where he needs to be playing.

2) He doesn't seem to have had much of a chance at Arsenal, is that because of his form or just down to competition for places?

He actually played 37 games (and is only one game away from the 50 mark) for us last season and did pretty well too. He's unfortunate in the way that Arsenal have always had a whole host of great right backs, and now, in Sagna, I believe we've got the best right back we've ever had and possibly the best in Europe at the minute. I'm just glad that muppet Domenesch has decided not to take him to Euro 2008.

3) How highly (or low) do you rate Hoyte?

I think he's a very good player. He's quick and strong, and his attitude is that the whole of the first choice England XI should take note of, a great professional.

4) Would you be sorry to see him go?

Yeah I would actually, not only is he a good player, but he's an Arsenal fan to boot and you can have too many of those in your team. But because I like him, I think he should move on. He's worked very hard throughout his career and deserves to be playing football.

5) Do you think he'd be a decent addition for Villa, and what sort of price would you expect him to go for?!

I think he'd be a great addition to any team who doesn't have a right back as good as Bacary Sagna. I'm not sure who you have in that position at the moment, but I'm sure Justin would be fighting for first team football.

Seeing as Hoyte is English you'd expect to pay around £25 Million for him ;)

With thanks to Paul at Vital Arsenal: www.arsenal.vitalfootball.co.uk

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday May 19 2008
Time: 2:42PM

Comments

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Well there you have it from 'the horse's mouth' so to speak. Interesting to note that an Arsenal fan who has seen a damn sight more of him than any of us rates him highly, which is in complete contrast to some of the opinions that have been voiced about him in the forums.
jonah
19/05/2008 14:50:00
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Oh someone who is not aware Villa have no-one in that position!!
young_jonah
19/05/2008 14:51:00
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Shhh, don't mention the fact we don't have a right-back, think we got away with it! ;-)
The Fear
19/05/2008 15:01:00
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It does make me laugh on here when fans say things like I have seen Hoyte play on a few occassions and he was poor. What ocassions? What do the Villa fans go to Arsenal's reserves matches now? Or is this from the 2 or 3 times a year he appears on Match of the Day for all of 5 minutes. Dont make me laugh the truth is 99.9% of us have only seen him when he came to Villa Park in January 2006 for the Arsenal game and on telly once or twice.
young_jonah
19/05/2008 15:05:00
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Oh forgot to mention, lets get an unproven Right back from portugal than none of us have seen or heard of either barring one or two who may watch the portuguese football review half hour every Tuesday.
young_jonah
19/05/2008 15:06:00
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What? The new premiership formation is not to play a right back, just as much a revelation of the Brian Little and 5-3-2 with Gary Charles and Alan Wright as attacking full backs!
KSarge1
19/05/2008 15:06:00
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Justin Hoyte is a good player with great concentration levels, the only reason he hasn't played more for Arsenal is, like Paul said, there has always been a world class right back ahead of him, and perhaps he doesn't get forward enough for Wenger's style (Lauren, Sagna), but for Martin O'Neil's style he would fit right in. Another point worth mentioning to Villa fans, Hoyte is one of the few (if any) English right backs who have had Champions League experience, if Villa sign him then they will be getting a quality right back who has trained alongside players like Henry and Fabregas. He's a nice guy too.
Professor Calculus
19/05/2008 15:19:00
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Paul, you lie. You lie right to their faces! Sorry to say it lads, Hoyte really is not all that good. I like the guy and he has decent defensive abilities but, in my opinion, not good enough to be classed as one of Villa's good young English players.
Goofle
19/05/2008 15:24:00
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I think Hoyte would be a good addition to the Villa squad, and good enough to play as 1st choice. This season, he had 2 poor games (both domestic Cup ties where Arsenal were soundly beaten) and thats unfairly clouding the judgment of a lot of people. I'd like to him to stick around at arsenal coz he's a decent RB, a good bloke and an arsenal fan, but for his personal development, I'd be disappointed if he didnt angle for a move away.
prits
19/05/2008 15:29:00
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im an arsenal fan and i dont like what i am reading, people should not judge hoyte unless u have seen him play more than once, which most villa fans havent coz why would they watch all the arsenal games? in my opinion hoyte has the potential to be a very decent right back, and people saying he doesnt go forward enough are mistaken because he regularly gets involved in the action. a little known fact is that hoyte actually started out as a striker. he is very proffesional and did amazingly well for us in the 06/07 season when we had many injuries to our defence. i would be sad to see him go as he is an arsenal fan and he also has his kid brother playing at arsenal reserves too. given a run of games i think hoyte would show his class.
NICK515
19/05/2008 15:34:00
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