€5m-rated youngster named as Arsenal’s wonder-kid

Charlie Patino is yet to kick a ball for Arsenal in the Premier League, but there is so much buzz around him.

The midfielder has now been named as Arsenal’s wonder-kid by Four Four Two.

They listed the best players at each Premier League club under the age of 20, and 18-year-old Patino is said to be the best at Arsenal.

The list includes Aston Villa’s Louie Barry and Crystal Palace’s Michael Olise, which is an impressive feat for Patino.

Arsenal has groomed some of the best players around Europe over the years, with Jack Wilshere and Cesc Fabregas just two of them.

None of these players has had the buzz that Patino has had before they made their senior debut for us.

If those who have watched him play believe he is the real deal, then Arsenal’s fans can rightly be excited about the prospect of seeing him in their first team soon.

Interestingly, even though he hasn’t played for the Gunners yet, the report says he is valued at €5m.

That is a huge fee and one can only wonder how much he would be worth when he finally gets a chance to play for the Gunners.

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  1. Looks like a great talent, a star in the making for Arsenal. Would love to see him play for the first team asap.

  2. A factually deeply incorrect piece!
    And the reason why? “Neither Wilshere nor Fabregas had the buzz around them that Patino has”! TOTAL NONSENSE, MARTIN!!

    All knowing Gooners knew that many of our past players were REGULAR first team players well before Patinos tender age of 18.
    Adams17, Wilshere 17, Fabregas 17(debut at 16)!!

    AND FOR OLDER FANS SUCH AS I, Radford 17, George 17,or 18, Kennedy(at BARELY 19 and going right back to the 1930’s Boy Bastin,17 too And there have been a number of others.
    PATINI at 18 is still to make his Prem debut.
    I do not aim to criticise Patino, who looks to be the next big cab off the rank. But it is way too premature and stupid beyond words to claim that he has “more buzz around him” than did Wilshere and Fabregas.

    You sometimes do wonder how little two of the three regular in house writers actually KNOW about our club. Ad Pat being the exception of the three!

  3. In Martin’s defense (not that he needs it), but Fabregas and Wilshere didn’t have that type of buzz (e.g. fans demanding the manager to give them a chance in the first team), because Cesc and Jack introduced to first team football at the tender age of 16! The buzz here is that Patino might be good enough to play for a few minutes for Arsenal.

    But that communication will have little to no effect. The talented and high performing youngsters can only be invited to first team training; there is no more reward. Even Salah-Eddine (playing in the form of his life) couldn’t have a 5 minute cameo in a game already won, and Arteta decided to give up the 5th substitution instead. So anyone expects the current manager to follow Wenger’s footsteps in youth involvement are in for a big disappointment.

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