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BREAKING: Arsenal reportedly to lose their wonder kid in the summer transfer window

Arsenal has long been known as a club that is great at developing young players as seen over the last two decades but it’s now reported that they have lost some wonder kid.

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Arsenal wonderkid Charlie Patino is set to leave the club permanently this summer, as he seeks regular first-team football. The 19-year-old midfielder has spent the season on loan at Blackpool, where he has impressed despite the club’s relegation from the Championship.

Patino joined Arsenal from Luton Town at the age of 11 and has been touted as one of the club’s brightest prospects in recent years. He signed professional terms with the Gunners in 2020 and has made two senior appearances for the club.

 

SWINDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 07: Charlie Patino of Arsenal takes on Mohammad Dabre of Swindon during the Football League Trophy group N match between Swindon Towna and Arsenal U21 at County Ground on September 07, 2021 in Swindon, England. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

However, with Arsenal currently undergoing a period of transition under manager Mikel Arteta, Patino is unlikely to get regular first-team opportunities in the near future. As a result, he has expressed his desire to leave on a permanent basis rather than go out on loan again.

According to a report by The Athletic, Arsenal are receptive to Patino’s wishes and are ready to help facilitate his departure. There is said to be interest in Patino from clubs both in the UK and abroad, with several teams monitoring his progress at Blackpool.

Patino’s departure will be a blow for Arsenal fans who had hoped to see him develop into a key player for the club. However, it is important for young players like Patino to get regular playing time if they are to fulfill their potential.

Arsenal have a history of producing talented young players who go on to have successful careers elsewhere. The likes of Serge Gnabry, Alex Iwobi and Jeff Reine-Adelaide have all left Arsenal in recent years and gone on to establish themselves at other clubs.

It remains to be seen where Patino will end up next season, but there is no doubt that he has the talent and potential to succeed at a high level. With Arsenal’s blessing, he will now look for a new challenge elsewhere as he seeks to make his mark in professional football.

Hello there, Am Mumbere Ausbel from Uganda and I am a writer at Arsenal True Fans and I love watching football matches so much because it's my favourite sport. I am an optimistic person who usually likes to look at the good side of everything.

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