Arsenal set to send wonderkid Charlie Patino on Blackpool season-long loan transfer to get 18-year-old more experience


ARSENAL are set to loan Charlie Patino to Blackpool, according to reports.

The talented teenager burst onto the scene last season, scoring on his debut in the Gunners’ 5-1 League Cup victory over Sunderland.

Charlie Patino is set to go out on loan


Charlie Patino is set to go out on loanCredit: Getty

He also started Arsenal’s 1-0 FA Cup defeat to Nottingham Forest in January.

According to Gunners youth expert Jeorge Bird, the North Londoners have decided that the 18-year-old’s development would be best served by a season in the Championship.

The deal will see Patino play in the second tier during the 2022-23 campaign, but will NOT include an option to buy.

He will play under well regarded coach Michael Appleton at Bloomfield Road.

Blackpool have been desperate to sign a midfielder after being rejected by Cameron Brannagan last week.

The Seasiders triggered a £1.2million release clause in Brannagan’s contract, only for the 26-year-old to turn them down and sign a new contract with the U’s.

Explaining his decision, Brannagan said: “It’s hit the clause and everyone’s seen that, but it comes down to how much I really love it here.

“I do and I think the fans, players and staff know that. Off the field I’m happy and settled and I love the place, so why would I want that to change?”


While he has trained a lot with the first team, Patino has recently been with Arsenal’s Under-21s during pre-season.

He featured in the young Gunners’ 3-2 defeat at Boreham Wood last week.

Blackpool, meanwhile, started their Championship campaign with a win on Saturday.

Appleton’s men beat unfancied Reading 1-0 at Bloomfield Road courtesy of Callum Connolly’s ninth minute strike.

The Tangerines travel to Stoke on Saturday, with Patino potentially in line to make his debut.

The 18-year-old scored on his Arsenal debut last year


The 18-year-old scored on his Arsenal debut last yearCredit: Getty
Patino regularly trained with Arsenal's first team last season


Patino regularly trained with Arsenal’s first team last seasonCredit: Getty


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