ARSENAL fans saw Charlie Patino as the future of football after his incredible goal-scoring debut against Sunderland.
Arsenal took cruise control at the Emirates after an attack from Nicolas Pepe and a Eddie Nketiah’s beautiful hat-trick.
But Patino was determined leave his mark on the game when Arsenal fans sang his name before he even hit the pitch.
The biographers of League One Sunderland have yet to give up the specter of North London.
And Patino made a clever run to finish Pepe’s cross before finishing from more than 8 yards.
The boy even kept a cool head when celebrating jubilantly with his teammates.
And supporters on Twitter have found it hard to contain the joy of watching one of their own make a memorable debut.
One said: “Charlie Patino came on off the bench to score on his debut.
“If this doesn’t give you satisfaction, then football is not for you.”
Another declared: “Charlie Patino, the next rising star!”
One sang: “What a night for young Charlie Patino, brilliant.”
Another noted: “A new weapon has been released today, ready to be used any time we need it – Charlie Patino.”
One boomer: “Remember the name, Charlie Patino.”
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Another added: “Charlie Patino, the best player in the world.”
Reflecting on Patino’s impact and his reception from home fans, boss Mikel Arteta said: “I think it’s very positive. They’ve heard about him and they know he can be back. how to be human.
“Now we have to cook him slowly. Today is a good start.”
https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/17111482/arsenal-charlie-patino-debut-goal/ Arsenal fans buzz over ‘new weapon’ Charlie Patino as the 18-year-old scores with his first shot for the Gunners