Arsenal midfielder Charlie Patino is set to join Championship side Blackpool on loan.
Undoubtedly one of Arsenal’s most talented youngsters, Patino has made two competitive appearances for the Gunners at first-team level.
Patino scored on his debut against Sunderland in the Carabao Cup last season and also featured against Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup.
Signed from Luton Town as a schoolboy, Patino progressed to scholarship terms in 2020 and subsequently signed a professional contract.
The youngster has frequently trained with the first-team but it has been decided that regular playing time on loan is the best option for him this season.
Patino has played 22 times for Arsenal at U23/U21 levels and has also featured for the U18s on 25 occasions.
An England U19 international, he is also eligible to play for Spain.
Arsenal have already loaned out a host of players from the academy this summer, with Ryan Alebiosu, Mika Biereth, Harry Clarke, Ovie Ejeheri, Marcelo Flores, Tyreece John-Jules, Alex Kirk, Nikolaj Moller and Omar Rekik having all headed out on temporary transfer.
I can only imagine that this means that the club intend to bring in another midfielder before deadline day, either that or Arteta is going to give Miguel Azeez minutes in the League Cup and early Europa rounds, maybe both a new signing and Azeez’s integration even?
Partey, Xhaka, Sambi, Elneny, Maitland-Niles, Zinchenko, Odegaard, SmithRowe, Vieira.
Unless one of those 9 leave i cannot see that happening.
Seems like a good move for Charlie. Wishing him all the best. Do we know why Charlie didn’t play in the England U19s Euro tournament?
Great scoop Jeorge, well done.
I don’t think Charlie had any chance to play for the domestic cups. So it is a good move for him. And finally a decent team in a decent competition. I wish we could (have) spent more players to the Championship, or top tier foreign leagues.