Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Report: Hayden heading for Hull

The Guardian report this morning that Isaac Hayden is on the verge of loan move to Hull City.

The 20 year old made the fringes of the first team squad last season but was derailed by a relatively serious knee injury. He’s now at a point where he needs to play regular football, and a year on loan in the Championship as the Tigers push for immediate promotion back to the Premier League could be just the ticket.

His versatility will be an asset as he can play in midfield or central defence, so it’ll also be interesting to see where Steve Bruce uses him.

If the move goes through, Hayden will be the second youngster to leave on loan in the last few days, following Jon Toral’s move to Birmingham City.

Meanwhile, former Gunner Ignasi Miquel, who joined Norwich on a two year deal last summer, has been released by the Canaries after reaching a deal to cut short his contract.

The central defender made only two appearances last season and it’s fair to say it hasn’t worked out at all for him there.

It does seem as if there might be a personal issue at play as when he appeared for Arsenal he looked more than capable of holding his own in the Championship, but his almost total lack of playing time suggests a problem somewhere.

Good luck to him wherever he ends up.

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Thierry Walcott

He should make a impact there, a good youngster we’ve got there. Good luck to him.

Black Hei

I think this boy will come good. C’mon Issac!


He looked really good during the Emirates Cup, hope he gets his chance!


I planned on him being our back up DM
He could do the job too…

Good luck Hayden
Steve Bruce will make a defender out of you


top prospect. playing in Championship will be good experience.


No it won’t. Bellerin wouldn’t be where he’s at if he was sent on loan to some shitty ass Championship side.


Like Watford for example?!

J Bird

I was going to say the same thing! 😉


It’s not Watford loan but regular football with the first Arsenal team which helped him to develop as a player.


Miguel already signed for Spanish second division club.


Dont know whats gone wrong with Ignasi. He seemed to be such a talented young man with a mature head on his shoulders during his time with us.

Springbank 1962

If he gets playing time. The problem is the managers who prefer third-rate nouse-ready ‘physical’ journeymen to actual talent on the pitch. By-and-large lower league managers are old school who rely on all the wrong things in English football. Take Jon Toral last year at Brentford. Most of his appearances were from the bench, yet even after he scores a hat-trick he barely plays again. No wonder he’s not going back there in a hurry. And no wonder Miquel is going back to Spain. Only the likes of a Wilshere or a TGSTEL tend to make it as loanees. Because… Read more »

J Bird

Although I agree with your point and it has much validity, The Championship is a much more physical league and essentially it’s just one big fight to get into the Premier League and managers can’t risk taking that steel out of their side in favour of technical quality because they’ll potentially get kicked off the park, especially in defence, midfield and up front it isn’t as bad. Bournemouth last season were quite an exception playing openly and with technique, however their defence still had that bit of good old Championship shithousery. As for Jon Toral, he was fighting against some… Read more »

Springbank 1962

Points taken.

Cliff Bastin

I still have ignasi miquel in fifa.


Still hate Hull City for all the trouble.

J Bird

Arsene has always had a good relationship with Steve Bruce and they trust eachother’s judgement. Maybe as James Chester has gone Hayden will replace him for a season while Steve Bruce tries to find the right replacement? I don’t think Arsene would loan him out without assurances about first team football because after the injury that’s what Isaac needs most. I really rate Hayden and everything I’ve seen of him convinces me that he can be a top player in the future and I think Arsene must think that too.


I hope this comes to fruition as I now live in Scarborough and my wife is a Hull City season ticket holder. Now when I go to a game I will renew a genuine interest in them since Mannone played. However, he will be immersed in ex-Sp*rs scum (well the ones that aren’t coked off their faces) so I worry about him witnessing such talentless oiks in training and that it may have a detrimental impact on his development!


I don’t think there’s anything personal for Miquel, other than he just wasn’t that good.
Most gooners memory of him were of his performances for the first team, where he was surprisingly decent.

Anyone that watched him at the academy level will tell you outside of his decent technical ability, he was pretty bad. He was not a physical CB, but you can counter that with great game reading,

He had neither. Regularly caught out of position, without the athleticism to get back and cover his mistakes.


He looked useful coming on and certainly more aggressive than Toral but he will be behind Flamini is pecking order.

Contrary to popular opinion Flamini is a better player than given credit. he has improved his passing statistics and used of the ball going forward and is more water tight at the back than given credit for.

Too many amplify his faults as they overlook Coquelin’s in a game.

If we do not find a ‘DM’ in market suitable to price, he will hold for another season.

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