Patino set for Arsenal first team chance amidst interest from Barcelona

Mikel Arteta is prepared to hand a first-team chance to Charlie Patino as he continues to impress in the club’s youth team.

The 17-year-old is one of the best players in his age group and he has been getting chances to train with the Arsenal first team.

In those training sessions, he has impressed and is now set to be promoted permanently to the senior squad by Arteta, according to Mirror Football.

The England youth international turns 18 next month and hasn’t made his first-team debut for Arsenal yet, but he has caught the attention of Barcelona with the Gunners now looking to fast-track his promotion to their first team.

The report claims that Arsenal has been so impressed by his performance that the Gunners will probably start him in their Carabao Cup match against AFC Wimbledon.

The report states that he played for the Gunners in their behind-closed-doors friendly game against Brentford earlier in the month and could get another chance in the Wimbledon match.

He will get motivation from the likes of Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe and a fine performance from him in that game could earn him a permanent promotion to the club’s first team.

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10 Comments

  1. PJ-SA says:

    Patino set for Arsenal first team chance because (not amidst) interest from Barcelona.

    In other words….he was not deemed good enough by our own coaching staff until Barce showed interest and now all of a sudden he’s good enough for the first team squad.

    Much like ESR who got his chance only because of injuries, not because management genuinely thought he deserved a crack and benched someone to give him that chance.

    1. Loose Cannon says:

      OMG, so much of anger and wrong interpretation. The lad started in the friendly against Brentford before the Barca interest. Same with Ramsdale and now he is a sure starter.

      1. Argooner says:

        He didn’t actually start, he came on about half an hour in when Elneny got injured, but the sentiment is correct.

    2. Declan says:

      So you actually believed the headline …….. oh dear 🤔

    3. SueP says:

      I’m gobsmacked

    4. Goonster says:

      @PJ-SA
      My flipping crap.
      Breath In and Breath Out.
      😊

  2. Loose Cannon says:

    Contrary to the whispers that Mikel cannot groom young talent, this lad is getting a start. Martenelli and Guendozi should swallow their pride and listen to the wisdom of their manager for their own gain.

    1. NY_Gunner says:

      @Loose Cannon
      🥱

  3. Argooner says:

    He didn’t actually start, he came on about half an hour in when Elneny got injured, but the sentiment is correct.

  4. JOHN JOE WALSH says:

    We can’t have a team full of Kids either! It has to be done Gradually… Of Course Arsenal knew of his potential. Where do you think the story of his talent leaked from to Barcelona?

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