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Arsenal's Hoyte: Culture shock between reserve and first ream football

Gavin Hoyte is enjoying his loan spell of first team football at Championship Watford, but immediately noticed the difference between that and Arsenal reserve team outings. "There is a total difference," the 18 year old told Arsenal.com. "People are losing their jobs because of results in this league.

"I'm training every day with a first team, and I'm part of a first team squad at the weekend. You are demanded to win, no matter what - fighting against relegation is another thing entirely.

"It was strange to me at first and I do still feel that. Arsenal is my whole life really. It does feel strange but the Watford boys have helped me a lot.

"I have to adapt as quickly as possible because playing in the Reserves is totally different."

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