Arsenal teen Charlie Patino has been in comparison with Manchester City star Phil Foden, and scout Sean O’Connor believes he can observe within the 21-year-old’s footsteps and make it into the primary group at some point. Patino is one among many proficient kids within the present Gunners academy set-up, alongside different starlets like Miguel Azeez and Kido Taylor-Hart. But the person who had scouted Jack Wilshere previously believes the previous could possibly be the decide of the bunch that might make it at Arsenal in the long run. O’Connor informed Arsenal scout Brian Stapleton, who noticed Patino enjoying for Luton Town, that he reckons the midfielder is the “greatest he is ever seen” within the youth set-up, an enormous praise on condition that he introduced the likes of Wilshere to the Hale End academy.
Despite the 17-year-old not being included in any of Arsenal’s pre-season video games to date – together with the mini Scotland tour – Stapleton reckons it will not be an excessive amount of longer earlier than he makes an look within the first group senior squad. And he believes Arsenal will not be seeking to ship him out on mortgage, however will as an alternative bypass that stage to combine him into Arteta’s aspect, as England worldwide Foden has achieved in Manchester. Stapleton informed Goal by way of The Mirror: “Sean O’Connor found Jack Wilshere and he stated to me that Charlie is one of the best participant who has ever walked by way of the doorways at Hale End. The child has bought a lot potential, however he’s not there but. “There is a pathway that Arsenal have bought for him and he’s most likely taking place the identical pathway as Phil Foden at Manchester City. “Charlie has an incredible consciousness of the place he’s on the pitch and the place different gamers are on the pitch. His imaginative and prescient is so good, he can break up a defence with a move. “And he has that need to do effectively. When he’s on that pitch he may be an animal, he’s a winner.” Do you need an unique pre-season Arsenal preview – each in your inbox and thru your letterbox? Head over right here to seek out out extra and safe your copy!