The versatile Arsenal youngster Isaac Hayden has had an excellent training loan at Hull City last season, and helped the Tigers to win promotion back up to the Premier League. Hayden may have only played 17 times for Steve Bruce’s side, but for a defensive midfielder his stats make impressive reading.
He scored one goal and created 13 chances and had a pass accuracy of 88% and a shot accuracy of 40%. He also won eight headers and made 13 dribbles and 13 tackles. There is little surprise that Hull City are keen on him returning to the KC Stadium next season, and now it is being reported that our fellow Londoners Queens Park Rangers want him for their attempt on promotion next season too.
Hayden has just one year on his contract remaining and it remains to be seen if Arsene Wenger has any plans for the 21 year-old, but considering his recent improvement it would make no sense to sell him on now cheaply when he could become a top Gooner in the future.
Admittedly he may struggle to get game time right now at the Emirates unless he reverts back to central defender, but it would make sense to me for Wenger to give him an improved contract and let him go out on loan for one more season to see if he progesses even further. Another year at Hull would do him no harm especially as they are now in the Premiership, but personally I think a sale would be a false economy right now.
What do you think?