Arsenal excited by ‘Jack Wilshere type-player’ emerging through the ranks

Charles Watts has revealed that there is an increasing hype surrounding Charlie Patino, with some believing he could have a similar impact as Jack Wilshere.

The 17 year-old has trained with the first-team on a number of occasions this season despite his tender years, but is yet to receive a call-up for a senior squad.

Charlie has two assists from his nine Under-18 PL outings, as well as one goal from his four appearances in the PL2 as well as one goal from one outing in the FA Youth Cup this season according to Transfermarkt, and there is a strong feeling that he will be amongst the next crop to have a big impact on the first-team in the near future.

“Charlie Patino, everyone that I’ve spoken to and every time I’ve seen him he’s impressed me,” Watts revealed on his YouTube channel.

“Everyone I’ve spoken to has been really impressed by him and is really excited by him. He’s really looking like that Jack Wilshere type player. He’s the most exciting player coming through.”

Patino signed his first professional contract with the club back in October shortly after his 17th birthday, and is already older than Jack was when he made his senior debut for Arsenal, but fingers crossed he enjoys a better time with injuries than his counterpart.


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  1. Let’s hope not. Jack had a decent football brain, but couldn’t run or utilise his low center of gravity to his advantage and was injury prone…

  2. How tall and how skinny is he, does anyone know? Lack of size, even with his warrior heart, was a large part of Wilsheres downfall. Plus IF he is THAT special I am surprised that he has not been even MORE promoted, as he is now almost 17 and a half.
    I am not trying to be picky but most great players in the making are already well known to the fans before age 17; Adams, Fabregas, Wilshere, being just some.

  3. Patino has the Draxler Brady look about him. An elegant confident lad playing with out fear even a touch of arrogance. Of course boys football is not men’s football but he looks promising.

  4. there will be heaps of talent coming through

    but not many can make the grade

    maybe 1 or 2 will stay and the rest can go on…..

    its the same story every year

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