Arsenal set to lose wonderkid in summer transfer window

Charlie Patino in action for Blackpool

Arsenal set to lose wonderkid in summer transfer window

Stephen Oladehinde 17:52 - 01.05.2023

Arsenal youngster Charlie Patino is set to leave the Gunners at the end of the season after impressing in his loan spell at Blackpool.

The Youngster was loaned to Blackpool for a year and has been one of their best performers this season and the 19-year-old is expected to return to the Emirate at the end of the season.

With his performance this season, the Hale End product is set to leave the Emirates in the summer in search of first-team football.

Arsenal Loanee Charlie Patino
Arsenal Loanee Charlie Patino

Patino wants first-team football

Charlie Patino is reportedly planning to leave this summer in search of first-team football, according to David Ornstein of the Athletic. In addition, the midfielder prefers a permanent transfer over another loan.

Last season, Patino made his debut for the first team in cup games against Nottingham Forest and Sunderland. He scored in the first game before leaving on loan to Blackpool. The youngster has been a shining light in the fight for the Tangerines, who were demoted from the Championship at the weekend.

Although Patino has shown promise and it is unlikely that he will join the first team setup next season as he looks to leave in the summer.

According to Ornstein, "Amicable talks have taken place with Arsenal, who are ready to help facilitate a switch amid growing interest from the UK and abroad.”

Arteta’s side one of the youngest teams in the league

Mikel Arteta’s team is the second youngest team in the Premier League and has been tremendous in their runnings for the league title this season.

The Arsenal manager developed his team using young players from the club's Hale End academy, first bringing in players like Eddie Nketiah and Reiss Nelson before incorporating Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe. 

The Gunner's young team are still in the title race after losing against Manchester City as they drop to second position on the league table.