Justin Hoyte isn't the type of player who will get the mouth watering. He isn't a superstar and he isn't even a first team regular at Arsenal but there is one thing he will give you, loyalty.
I've banged on about loyalty in droves lately, mainly due to the fact that some of our players haven't really shown any to the club. Hoyte is different, a local lad who REALLY does love the club.
Hoyte is at the stage of his career where he finds himself at a crossroads in many ways. He is 23 and he will find it hard to oust Sagna as the number one right back at Arsenal. But I admire his dogged determination to try and I admire his loyalty to Arsenal even more.
People may feel that he shows a lack of ambition in staying at Arsenal when he probably could be number one right back at a team with a lower standard, but for me any player who commits himself to the Arsenal cause is worth his weight in gold.
I feel we should applaud Justin for his commitment to the club, players in this day and age are proving hard to find who will stick around for the cause. Justin is certainly one of them.
I'm sure Justin would like more games for his beloved Arsenal and could get them elsewhere, but wouldn't he rather be a small part of something great at a club he loves or be at a club where he gets more games but never competes for trophies?
Justin, I applaud your loyalty to Arsenal and your determination to fight for a place in the Arsenal side. People like you are undervalued, and who else in the squad keeps Sagna on his toes?
Well done Justin, and good luck for the season ahead.
Keep it Goonerish..........