Arsenal youngster Charlie Patino has shared four photos of himself in first-team training with the Gunners as he continues his impressive development with the North London side.
The 17-year-old has slowly moved his way into the periphery of the Arsenal first-team in recent months and ahead of the weekend clash with Wolves, Patino has been used in Arteta’s first-team sessions to help out ahead of the fixture.
Clearly, Patino is happy with the exposure. He took to Twitter yesterday to share his delight at getting to train with the Arsenal first-teamers. That included Mesut Ozil, a player he would have undoubtedly admired coming up through the system at Arsenal, despite the fact the German is now something of an outcast in North London.
— Charlie Patino (@CharliePatino10) November 28, 2020
As reported by the Daily Mail, Arsenal battled the likes of Chelsea and Tottenham to sign Patino in a £10,000 deal in 2015. It was a huge battle for a player of such a young age and comparisons to Jack Wilshere soon followed.
Now the teenager, who was recently added to Arsenal’s Europa League, will be looking at getting his first-team debut at some point over the next couple of years.