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Arsenal fans think Hale End has unearthed a new 'superstar in the making'

A number of Arsenal fans have lauded Charlie Patino after his latest display for the Gunners.

The 17-year-old midfielder is one of many academy talents tipped for stardom in the coming years.

Gunners coaches reportedly rate the Hale End gem – who is already playing for Arsenal’s Under-23s – very highly.

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Known for his technical ability and agility in midfield, Patino has often played for higher age groups.

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As a 14-year-old, he captained England’s Under-16s against Spain and made his debut for Arsenal’s Under-18s against Chelsea.

Last season, Patino earned promotion to the Under-23s – quite a feat considering his age – and made four appearances.

This season, he’s featuring regularly for the Under-23s, and on Thursday, he came off the bench in the behind-closed-doors friendly win over Brentford.

Mohamed Elneny picked up a knock in the 33rd minute, so Patino took his place in the game at London Colney.

According to Charles Watts, the teenager seemingly “made a real impression” in the 4-0 victory over the Bees.

It was music to the ears of many Arsenal fans, who believe Patino won’t be waiting long before he’s a first-team regular:

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