Arsenal youngsters Chuba Akpom and Isaac Hayden join Hull City on loan

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Arsenal prospects Chuba Akpom and Isaac Hayden have joined Hull on loan until the end of the season.

Both young stars shone during pre-season and it is hoped that they will make an impact in the championship.

The two fresh faced youngsters join Dan Crowley in the north, who is currently at Barnsley, and Arsenal fans will be hoping that the trio can use their experience as part of a well rounded education, leading to a potential emergence in the first team from 2016 and beyond. 


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Wenger in particular must be hoping that Hayden can show his class and use his time in the north to hone his strength and defensive prowess.

Arsenal are still in need of cover for the defensive midfield position and if another solution could be magicked up from within, much like Coquelin, it would certainly be in keeping with Wenger's new found mantra of "cohesion". 

Arsenal are no strangers to loaning young British players out to clubs in the north with the most notable example being Jack Wilshere to Bolton during the second half of the 2009-10 season.

Wilshere came back stronger mentally and physically, and with the prospects of three more young Gunners being toughened up with a bit of Northern resolve.

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One can only think that this is a response to Arsenal's previously perceived soft core which was criticised and found wanting during away trips anywhere north of the M25.

Whilst this record has been somewhat put to bed during recent years Arsenal have still struggled away in the league, most notably at Stoke and United.

Arsenal have startlingly not won at United in the league since 2006. A record which Arsenal fans will hopefully see put to bed with a creche of Arsenal youngsters being raised on Gravy and chips... Well not quite. 

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