Young defender Gavin Hoyte has today extended his loan stay with League One side Brighton & Hove Albion until the end of the season.
 
England Youth International Hoyte (19), has made 14 appearances for Brighton since originally joining them on loan in October, has impressed during his loan spell with Gus Poyet's side.
 
Before this campaign, Hoyte had a very busy 2008/09 season, in which he was named Reserves team captain for the campaign by Neil Banfield.
 
Convincing performances in the second-string earned Gavin his First Team debut in the Carling Cup against Sheffield United in September 2008, which was followed by further appearances in the league cup against Wigan Athletic and Burnley.
 
Gavin then made his Premier League debut against Manchester City at Eastlands in November. However, the Club's elimination from the Carling Cup opened the door for a loan move. Arsenal's training ground neighbours Watford were more than happy to oblige and the versatile defender made 10 appearances during a short-term stint at Vicarage Road.
 
In addition to club football, Gavin has also been a regular for England Under-19s, helping the young Lions' qualify for the European Championships. In December, Gavin, brother of former-Gunner Justin, put pen to paper on a long-term contract with the Club.
 
Everyone at Arsenal Football Club wishes Gavin the best of luck during his continued stay with Brighton & Hove Albion.

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