Arsenal loanee Isaac Hayden has returned early to the club, following a loan spell at Hull City.

The 20-year-old was originally supposed to spend the entire season on loan at the Championship side in order to gain further first team experience but found his contribution halted.

Hull confirmed that due to competition for places in the side, the Arsenal man would have to return to his parent club, having made just 13 appearances while on loan.

Operating as both a midfielder and a central defender, Hayden is a useful utility player and originally impressed for the Tigers but will seemingly be on the hunt for another club to spend the remainder of the season with, unless he can battle his way into first team action in similar form to that of Hector Bellerin and Francis Coquelin previously.

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Hayden has been tipped to become an Arsenal regular in years to come and the short loan spell with Steve Bruce’s side will certainly prove a learning curve for his career.