By Richard Clarke 

Justin Hoyte believes Arsenal youngsters can mature quickly enough for them to win the Premiership next season.

The 21-year-old is one of the discoveries of the season. He started the campaign as arguably the third-choice right back behind Lauren and Emmanuel Eboue however he ends it with ink still drying on a new long-term deal.

Hoyte is one of a number of youngsters who have tied their future to Arsenal recently but, he argues, the youthful elements will develop rapidly and they can go from also-rans in this season's title race to Premiership winners next term.

"I think we can easily step from fourth to win the League next season," he said. "I feel we can achieve what we go out for.

"The youngsters can grow up. We can grow with age and experience. We can only improve from this season."

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Richard Clarke 2 May 2007