Arsenal can confirm that Justin Hoyte has joined Middlesbrough for an undisclosed fee.

Former England Under-21 international Hoyte (23) progressed through the Club’s youth ranks after joining Arsenal at the age of nine.

Justin made his first team debut in May 2003 in a Premier League match against Southampton at Highbury and went on to make a total of 68 first-team appearances during his time with the Club, including 15 in the 2007/08 campaign.

Everyone at Arsenal would like to thank Justin for his contribution towards the Club and wish him the best of luck at Middlesbrough.

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16 Aug 2008