Reports in today’s Sun and Daily Mail newspapers suggest that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger could be about to let some of his youngsters go out on loan.
The Gunner’s Carling Cup exit at the hands of Spurs midweek could well be catalyst for a number of managers beating a path to Mr Wenger’s door, and if Wenger feels that for example Theo Walcott should continue his footballing education away from the Emirates, he could well find Glenn Roeder at the head of the queue.
The City boss was linked to a role as Director of Football at Arsenal during the summer, and previously told myfootballwriter.com:
All I know is that as and when, if Arsene can ever help Norwich and me I think he will. I think he will. I’ve got no promises, but I think he will.
So there’s obviously a relationship there, a history. However Walcott won’t be the only one attracting attention – and to be fair it’s pretty unlikely for him to turn up in our neck of the woods, but the person that interests me is a certain Justin Hoyte.
Asides from a striker (and lord knows we need a striker) the two positions we need cover for more than any other are centre half (where the Martin Taylor saga continues to drag on with no conclusion) and right back (where we have no real cover for Jon Otsemobor), and where does Hoyte play? You guessed it – centre half and right back. We’ll take him please.
Do you think Hoyte, Walcott or others would be welcome additions to the Canary squad? Let me know your thoughts.