Young defender Gavin Hoyte has extended his loan with League One side Brighton & Hove Albion until the New Year.
The 19-year-old initially joined the Seagulls on-loan for one month in October, but is now staying on the south coast until 2nd January 2010.
Hoyte has impressed during his initial spell at Brighton, making six appearances for the League One side, who have just welcomed Gus Poyet as their new manager.
The defender had a very busy 2008/09 season, in which he was named Reserve-team captain for the campaign by Neil Banfield.
Convincing performances in the second-string earned Hoyte 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.
Hoyte 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, the 19-year-old has also been a regular for England Under-19s, helping the young Lions to 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 Hoyte the best of luck during his continued stay with Brighton & Hove Albion.