Arsenal set to cash in on frustrated starlet at the end of season

Arsenal youngster Charlie Patino is reportedly seeking to depart the Emirates Stadium at the conclusion of this season due to his struggles to secure regular first-team opportunities with the Gunners.

Patino has spent the past two seasons away from Arsenal on loan spells, first at Blackpool and then at Swansea City. During his time at Swansea this season, he has garnered a lot playing time, drawing interest from clubs such as Juventus.

Juventus, still keen on the midfielder, presents a promising option for Patino, especially considering Arsenal’s apparent lack of immediate plans for him in their squad.

As Arsenal aims to reclaim its status as one of England’s top clubs, its focus may shift towards acquiring players who can make an immediate impact rather than relying solely on academy graduates who may require further development.

Patino is aware of the challenging task of breaking into Arsenal’s first team and is reportedly determined to seek a permanent departure from the club at the end of the season, as per reports from Standard Sport.

The midfielder will be hoping to attract interest from other prominent clubs when the transfer window reopens, offering him the opportunity for a fresh start and increased playing time at a higher level.

Just Arsenal Opinion

Patino is a fine talent, but as we look to win trophies soon, he will not get game time as regularly as he would have wanted at the Emirates.

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  1. The article claims that Arsenal should let Patino leave since we want players who will have an instant impact to suit our aim of being a top club. I find that questionable since Juventus is itself a top club in Europe, with more trophies and titles than Arsenal. If they want Patino, it means he can make an immediate impact. The correct situation, in my opinion, is that Arteta, despite having improved us immensely, is very poor in nurturing young talents like Patino, hence the club and player would rather take full advantage of the transfer. If it were a certain Crystal Palace or Championship team that was scouting Patino, it would mean his level is at that level. But this is Juventus, already filled with some good midfielders. It speaks volumes about Patino’s level.

  2. At some point we need to capitalize on our fine academy and develop those player resources.

    Patino costs nothing, knows the cuband philosophy, just needs some sharpening and polish. Isn’t this part of assistant coaches jobs?

    So possibly sell an academy talent because it’s too taxing to develop, yet spent 34 million on Vieira and he is being developed still?

    Instead, WASTE 34 million on luxury player like Vieira who is clearly not ready or suited to Arsenal or the league. Vieira looks overwhelmed and overrun every time he tries.

    Curious how one would decide someone is “not ready” when they never started or played with the first team.

  3. I think Nwaneri’s development has been more prioritized by Arsenal, probably because Nwaneri is more technically-gifted?

    Havertz is taller than Patino and Zinchenko’s close ball control is one of the best at Arsenal, so I don’t think Patino can start ahead of them in midfield next season

    We’ve got Timber and Tomiyasu for the inverted-LB role, so Zinchenko might be moved up to an AM position

    1. @gotanida well said👌
      I think Patino should be sold for him to find expression. I rate him high and don’t want his tarlent wasted. However, we should retain our good wingers and full backs in the academy. The challenge of Arteta not giving enough minutes to academy players is that he is under pressure and desperate for results. And righly so, this is his 5th season.

    2. Move on from slow and defensive error-prone Zinchenko. Give that opportunity to Patino. For AM position we have Odegard, Smith, Nwaneri

  4. The last time we said a kid wasn’t ready several clubs tried to grab him, and now he’s a world beater.

    Keep the kid and send him back out on loan.

    1. Ideally, that would be the best solution, but according to the article, he’s impatient to leave, so it’s best to sell him ASAP to prevent him from walking when his contract ends in a year.

  5. I suppose we should raise the matter of his failure to be a regular starter for a very average Championship side when he is regarded highly by many?Perhaps he is no better than Vieira ?

    1. Fair comment Grandad
      We seem to have this propensity to big up our home grown youngsters without wondering why they don’t cut it lower down the leagues on loan

    2. Grandad, the same thing happened to Patino last season at Blackpool. Started the season well, then faded in the second part of the season.

  6. Perhaps management and the player have seen that his path to 1st team is difficult right now and it is better for the player to leave. A buy back clause or 1st refusal clause is a must.

  7. REALITY SAYS that the bar is now extremely high to get into our first team and even talented younger players who came through the ranks NEED to be exceptional, rather than merely good or promising, to even have a remote chance to make the grade in our team.
    Simply put, THAT is Patinos difficulty!

    1. Good points from you and Grandad, Jon.
      The bar you refer too, seems to be attracting some top professionals and, if we can’t fit these, potentially, very good players into the first team squad, let’s ensure we make money from their apprenticeship time at the club.

  8. Patino has not featured enough at Swansea and it is therefore questionable he has made any real progress whilst there. That may not be down to the player, I remember the same happened to Gnabry at WBA so I wouldn’t write him off that he won’t go on to become a top player. However, it definitely has not helped him to make a breakthrough with us. It is probably the best for both parties that he moves on to pastures new.

  9. i like Patino, and i like bringing players through our academy

    but Patino looks like he is going fall short of going all the way, with Arsenal at least

    damning for me was a comment by the Swansea manager i read that ‘Patino had not improved his off-the-ball game’, this is the death nell under Arteta who demands an intense high-press

    an attacking midfielder (not a defensive midfield replacement for Partey/Jorginho/Elneny) behind ESR and Vieira, and probably Nwenari too, there doesn’t look to be a path

    regrettably sell is the best option for both Arsenal and player

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