Arsenal secured a comfortable win over Sunderland in the Quarter Finals of the Carabao Cup. Eddie Nketiah scored a proper striker’s hat-trick for Arsenal. The Ivorian Nicolas Pepe also getting on the score sheet and getting two assists to his name. But the star of the show Arsenal’s Academy sensation 18-year-old Charlie Patino scoring on his Arsenal debut. Here are five facts about Arsenal sensation Charlie Patino..
#1 Charlie Patino is the youngest player to score on his Arsenal debut since Jon Sammels in 1963.
79’—Makes senior debut
90+1’—Scores first senior goal
18-year-old Charlie Patino only needed 12 minutes to get his first Arsenal goal ✨ pic.twitter.com/hR33bibJLHAdvertisement
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Charlie Patino only needed 12 minutes to score on his Arsenal debut. Charlie replaced Emile Smith-Rowe in the 79th minute of the game. The whole Arsenal crowd in the stadium was singing his name. A much awaited debut was topped by a well taken goal. beautifully setup by Nicolas Pepe.
#2 Charlie Patino is the highest scoring squad number ever to score for Arsenal, 87.
Mikel Arteta & Charlie Patino at full-time! Love it!❤️ pic.twitter.com/9gU5mD80L2
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Charlie Patino with number 87 on his back is the highest scoring squad number in Arsenal’s history. Patino has not been promoted to Arsenal’s first team but he has scored on his debut for Arsenal. Charlie must be dreaming about this moment last night.
#3 Arsenal paid Luton Town £10,000 for Charlie Patino when he was just 11 years old.
Charlie Patino on instagram
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That’s right. Arsenal paid £10,000 for Charlie Patino back in 2015 when Arsene Wenger was still in-charge of Arsenal.
#4 Charlie Patino Idolises Andres Iniesta
Charlie Patino on Instagram story, thanking Nicolas Pepe for assisting his goal on his Arsenal debut against Sunderland tonight. 🤝❤️ #afc pic.twitter.com/XYnmhZtObh
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When asked about his favourite player of all-time Charlie named FC Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta. Charlie revealed that he has watched hours and hours of clips of Andres Iniesta.
#5 Charlie Patino’s favourite Arsenal player is Jack Wilshere
Jack Wilshere on Instagram story, reacting to Charlie Patino scoring on his Arsenal debut tonight: “Hard work paying off love it Charlie boy 👊” [IG: jackwilshere] #afc pic.twitter.com/WkXMu53kr1Advertisement
— afcstuff (@afcstuff) December 21, 2021
Charlie Patino named Jack Wilshere as his favourite Arsenal player from the past. Jack Wilshere has been training with the Arsenal squad recently & has tipped Charlie as one to watch out for.
Charlie hopes to be an Arsenal regular by next season. The promising youngster has loads to offer. Charlie Patino’s journey as a footballer has only just begun. As we look at five facts about Arsenal sensation Charlie Patino.