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Report: Arsenal to loan out Hale End wonderkid to English club, Mikel Arteta is a huge fan

Arsenal are reportedly set to loan out Hale End academy graduate Charlie Patino to Blackpool, with the Championship side to sign the midfield wonderkid for…

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Arsenal are reportedly set to loan out Hale End academy graduate Charlie Patino to Blackpool, with the Championship side to sign the midfield wonderkid for the season.

According to Arsenal academy reporter Jeorge Bird, the England youth international will join Michael Appleton’s side for the season in what could be a great loan move for the teenage midfielder, with Patino regarded as one of the Gunners’ best youth talents and a player with huge potential.

Patino was a key member of Kevin Betsy’s U-23 squad in Premier League 2 last season with the youngster also featuring for the Gunners at senior level, with the 18-year-old Watford-born star scoring on his Arsenal debut in the League Cup in a 5-1 win against Sunderland.

With reports this summer suggesting that Mikel Arteta was initially planning on using Patino as a player for the UEFA Europa League campaign, it is interesting that the club have decided to change tact with the youngster, with the former Luton academy star now joining the likes of Mika Biereth and Marcelo Flores out on loan.

Indeed, Blackpool is a perfect club for Patino to get to grasp with regular senior football, with the Tangerines manager Appleton having a good track record of developing young players, with Arsenal talent Brooke Norton-Cuffy excelling under the English manager last season on loan at Lincoln City.

With fellow Hale End talents such as Dan Ballard and Tyreece John-Jules also impressing at Blackpool in recent years, Patino could easily become the next Gooner to impress for the Lancashire side, with the Championship also a good level for the teenage midfielder.

Patino signing for Blackpool is perfect for Arsenal prospect’s development

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Patino is a player many Arsenal fans expected to become a full member of the first-team next season, yet this loan move could be the best decision for the youngster, with Blackpool a good club to gain his first steps in the senior game and Appleton a perfect manager to learn the ropes of EFL football.

Whilst minutes in the Europa League would have been helpful, nothing can compare to regular games in a division as demanding as the Championship, and for Arsenal supporters, Patino’s true quality will be laid out bare in the coming weeks in first few matches for Blackpool.
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