Fabrizio confirms Arsenal starlet’s one year loan deal

Talented Arsenal youngster set for Championship move

Arsenal’s Charlie Patino will move to Championship side Blackpool on a season-long loan move.

The 18-year-old is earmarked for a big future by many in the industry and getting regular minutes in the men’s game will certainly prove to be invaluable for the player.

Several clubs across Europe were interested in taking Patino on a temporary basis. And it looks like Blackpool has beaten off serious competition for his signature.

The Hale End graduate who can play as a defensive, central and attacking midfielder, has made 47 appearances for the youth teams of the Gunners.

He has also been involved with the senior squad on two occasions, where he already has a goal on his debut to show for.

But in those two performances, it was clear that the England youth international wasn’t ready for a step up to Arsenal’s first team, just yet.

And therefore, it was decided that a loan move would be best for his development. A switch to a very physical and competitive Championship would prove to be a big challenge for Patino, who won’t be turning 19 until October of this month.

But it will definitely make him a better player.

Even though Patino is an England youth international, he’s also eligible to appear for Spain. And I’m sure the Spanish federation would fight to claim rights over him, given that he’s highly regarded by people in the industry.

It now appears like the departure section has reached a new gear at London Colney. Bernd Leno and Folarin Balogun have already departed the club.

Whereas Lucas Torreira and Pablo Mari appear close. A few more departures and then adding a midfielder and a winger on top of it would make this window a clear success.

Let’s see if the club is able to do just that in the next three weeks.

Yash Bisht

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  1. The youth systeme is giving good fruits as far as i am concerned….
    Saka ESR Nkethia are better than the génération of Iwobi Adélaïde…Let’s sée how Balogun Nelson and co will do….The biggest disappointement is Gnabry who was awkwardly given to Tony Pullis to end up going back to Germany After a year or so without playing!!!!!

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