Thursday, May 30, 2024

Hayden to end Hull loan early

Isaac Hayden will return to Arsenal in January after it was agreed his loan spell at Hull City should be cut short.

The 20-year-old midfielder joined Steve Bruce’s side on a season-long deal back in July but has only started six games at the KC Stadium.

Hayden, who has captained the Gunners’ under-21 side in recent years, will draw a line under his spell with the Tigers after tomorrow’s game with QPR. It’s likely he’ll be loaned out to another Championship club for the second half the season.

Reflecting on the decision, Steve Bruce told the Hull Daily Mail: “Isaac wants to play and I haven’t been able to play him enough.

“The form of [David] Meyler and [Jake] Livermore has been excellent so he’s found himself restricted.

“I’m disappointed and sad that we’re losing him because I do believe he could have played a big part in the second half of the season but he wants to play now.

“I can’t give him that. He goes back with our best wishes. It hasn’t really worked out for him because of other players in form.

“When we signed Isaac I was expecting to be without Livermore and he’s similar in the way he plays. Jake coming back into the fold has limited his opportunities.”

Chuba Akpom, who joined Hull five days after Hayden, looks likely to be retained even though he was recently disciplined by Steve Bruce for a glove-throwing tantrum. 

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Has looked a very tidy player whenever I’ve watched him; maybe a coquelin-like future in this one


Hopefully we do the same for Gnabrys loan spell at West brom, I have no idea what’s going on over there, but he’s better than their U-21 squad


Gnabry 3, West Brom U-21s 0……


This must be one of the new signings that Arsene was referring to! 😉

bims lay

very decent player from the little i’ve seen of him. Best decision for all i will assume. Whats the point of keeping him outhere if he won’t be getting the game time he was sent out on loan for?…he might as well stay in house and play for the under 21/ train with the 1st team and maybe even pick up valuable Pl minutes as subs, like his peer Iwobi is doing now. The same goes for Gnabry as far as i am concerned. Gnabry is a top top talent and i am worried that what he is going through… Read more »

Closet mc

Lol definitely one new signing

Arsenal hurts

New Craig Eastmond

God is Bergkamp, Bergkamp is God

I don’t think Hayden does the whole indecent exposure thing, so…

Jack Wheelchair

Wasn’t Tony Adams Arsenal captain by the time he was 20?….just saying.

Andy Mack

Different world!…just saying.


So was the guy now barely making the bench at Chelshit, if memory serves. Ok, maybe not 20. But close.


Hayden to do a coq?


So, thats “busy”, eh?

Me So Hornsey

None of our loanees have exactly torn up trees so far, however, they only have to glance over at Bellerin’s time at Watford and Coquelin’s time at Charlton to realise that it’s not necessarily a marker of how good you can be.


They’re playing for worse teams so maybe it makes them look worse. Especially if there’s a clash of styles

Andy Mack

Akpoms done well (ex goals but assists and playing time) and A M-N has done very well (Injured at the moment), before his injury Wellington was getting a good name for himself as a winger that goes past defenders (hope he gets going quick now he’s back) and Hayden has done well for the competition he’s up against in their midfield. Toral blew hot and cold (like Crowley) and Martinez has got plenty of good marks and game-time. Zelalem is getting regular game time and they want to extend his loan. So they’ve all done OK for youngsters.

Corona X

Wellington? I thought that was just something I’d dreamt…


Einstein was crap at the primary school. Cantona went to Sheffield he was crap, Henry went to juventus he was not crap but definitely not Henry. Welcome boy and do the Coq

Pass debuchy from the left hand side

What papofion did Einstein play?


Trequartista with a pinch of false nine.


well that’s relative.


All I know is that he was some German dude who scored on Marilyn Monroe mate. Cat remember the position, sorry


All I know is that he was some German dude who scored on Marilyn Monroe mate. Can’t remember the position, sorry


I’ve been a fan of Isaac Hayden for a few seasons now & don’t be suprised if he has an impact on the team as Bellerin did last season coming from a Championship side to starting in meaning full games for Arsenal’s first team. His tackling & overall play for me is already good enough for the Premier League(& he’s strong enough already to). His passing & positional play could probably still improve a little but that’s usually the case when you haven’t played many games in that Cdm role as a professional & I think Hayden knows this pretty… Read more »

Andy Mack

I like him. I’ve never even heard of him playing badly although like all youngsters he does have the odd ‘quiet’ game. I think the ‘positional’ side of the game only really comes with experience, so he really needs to get game time at a decent level. Fingers crossed he gets a decent loan.

Big Red Machine

Rule of thumb: don’t loan talented youngsters with attacking flair to Tony Pulis. Gnabry from 2 years ago would be useful on our bench right now.

Andy Mack

Transfermarkt says he’s played 660 minutes in League and LC. Playing in what is basically still a mid-table premiership squad, I’m not sure how he expected to play much more than that. Between him, Meyler, Huddlestone and Livermore (who I thought had been banned after testing positive for cocaine…. but apparently he’d playing again!) he’s not done badly.
To get much more playing time I guess he’ll have to move to a team that isn’t competing for a play-off (or better) place…..

Timothy Lumsden

Be great to see him back was well unlucky with that injury could have well been a regular player now


A lot of nonsense about first Chambers than Hayden doing a Coquelin. The player that is doing the Coquelin for us is Campbell. Remember, everyone said he had no future with us get out while he could. They derided Dick Law for chasing him around the Costa Rican jungle for a fee of 2m or under. He’s becoming a very good player and will get better. With the possibility meanwhile of another central mid addition (likely as cover for Flamini) and possibly to take over in mid term, Chambers will possibly revert to Rb (particularly with Debuchy seemingly not even… Read more »

Andy Mack

Hayden isn’t a CB. He’s got all the tools to be a good+ DM except positioning which will come with experience.


Hayden never figured out Steve Bruce who must have wanted him to throw a Chuba-like glove throwing tantrum. Such is how to gain the respect of Manc scum.


I heard it all went wrong when he refused to participate in the pie-eating contest. Bruce could be heard commenting afterward that he doesn’t trust any lad who can’t put away a dozen pies in an hour.


His skill and tackling is fantastic and on par with our Coq. But our Coq is disciplined,aggressive and is a great passer. But it’s not so hard for Haydon as the best way to learn how to give simple passes is to be around the likes of rosicky and Arteta.

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