Arsenal youngster instructs his agent to find him a new home

Charlie Patino is serious about his future away from Arsenal as he concludes another loan spell at Swansea.

The midfielder was hailed as one of the best talents ever to emerge from Arsenal’s academy before he earned promotion to the Gunners’ first team.

With numerous midfielders ahead of him in the pecking order, he has spent the last two seasons on loan away from the Emirates.

Now, as he wraps up his time at Swansea, the prospect of regular playing time at Arsenal appears unlikely.

This situation necessitates finding a new club to continue his development, and according to Pianet Milan, Serie A could be his next destination.

Juventus has been monitoring him for some time, and the report suggests that he has instructed his agent to secure him a new club as he will depart from the Emirates at the end of this season.

Just Arsenal Opinion

Patino is a very talented boy, but the youngster has little chance to playing for the current Arsenal team.

Leaving at the end of this season is a good idea for all the parties involved.

We wish him the best and must focus on players who have long-term futures with us.

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  1. Legend has it, that had wasps demonstrated a little patience it too would been producing honey as Bees in their hives.

    1. Lol easy to use little sayings like this, nice to hide behind.

      Genuine question, how much game time/chances have our top youngters been given even when we’ve had injuries and horribly out of form players in the last 4 years?

      – we are terrible in cups so that greatly reduces opportunities which was always going to cause these issues
      -when we are 3/4 up do we make early changes?….rarely
      – when subs are made and the opportunity is there in a game, we rarely give the mins to an youngsters like Nwaneri and Cozier-Duberry for e.g.

      I’m not saying it’s right or wrong to keep Patino specifically in this case…..but can any logical person justify having Lokonga / Tavares / Viera / Eddie / Nelson and justify what we paid for some of them + wages when we have better talent in the academy?

      1. It’s a delicate balance, blending in the youngsters is not one of our young gaffer greatest strengths, there has been some hit and miss along the way but by and large massive progress has been made with our outfit.

        As the gaffer learns on the job, hopefully some middle ground can be found and good sense prevail as it relates to the kid, no one wants eggs on the gaffer’s face.

  2. Speaking of the academy, it was a great performance by the U18 youngsters, who condemned their opponents to an 8-1 defeat, with Chido bagging FIVE goals to add to his impressive tally while continuing his run goalscoring form. Job well done by Jack, i do hope he has a great career as a coach.

  3. Who can blame him when the club keeps old horses like Elneny who never plays a game. The club signs old players like Jorginho without giving opportunities to young players like Patino and Azeez. Surely Arteta has failed to use young players even in games we were winning by high margins he will make the same substitutions. With a game Surely won by half time the coach can try some fringe players and youngsters.

    My greatest fear though is for an injury to happen to either Gabriel or Saliba then we know we are finished. The problem we had last year with Saliba getting injured hasn’t been fixed as we have been playing the same 2 players the whole season with no other player having been played with either of the 2 center backs to be assured of good enough back up.

      1. Hopefully this is a precaution GB so that he’s fit for Wednesday. I couldn’t glean whether the injury is more than a niggle

  4. There are more players from academies all round the country who fail to take the next step. We already have Nelson and Nketiah who have reached the promised land and even then they are bit part players inside it.

    It’s only worth giving these youngsters a chance if they look as though they have what it takes. No point in being sentimental. The cream rises to the top

  5. Give some playing time to Patino then decide and sell if he does not fit. But it seems he is ready for back up roles

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