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Opinion: Here Is The Youngster Who Will Likely Break Into Arsenal First Team Very Soon

17-year-old Charlie Patino has been making a name for himself lately in the U-21/U-23 team, as his constant good performances has seen him being praised by many. I consider him as the next youngster to break into the first team.

Over the years, Arsenal academy have produced youngsters who went ahead to become successful professional footballers. Players like Cesc Fabregas, Jack Wilshere, many to mention, but few have been a product of the Hale End Academy.

Just like Smith Rowe and Saka, there is another player, who I tipped to be a success at the club, and his name is Charlie Patino. Judging by What I have seen in some YouTube videos, I consider him "the next Jack Wilshere".

The kid started playing football from an early age, soon joining St Albans, and it was there that he was spotted by Luton Town. His move to Hatters soon followed, before Arsenal came calling when he was just 11 years old.

He has an unbelievable first touch. Also, his vision, his awareness of space are of top-notch quality. At age 11, he played for under 13, and he was way above his years, he was on another planet to anyone else on the pitch. Charlie is a left-footed player, who loves to play as a number 8 or as a deep lying midfielder. He sustained a hamstring injury which ruled him out last season, but for now, he is fully fit.

In an interview with Arsenal scout, Brian Stapleton, he said that the person who discovered Wilshere told him that Charlie Patino is the best player, who has ever walked through the doors at Hale End. He further said that there is a pathway that Arsenal has got for him, and he’s probably going down the same pathway as Phil Foden at Manchester City.

16-year-old Charlie has been excellent for Arsenal's under 21 team. His excellent run of games has seen him being called up by Mikel Arteta to train with the first team.

Arsenal have gotten another rare gem on their hands, and we pray his career is not destroyed by injuries.

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