Arsenal boss Arteta’s Patino words are bittersweet for Swansea City

Mikel Arteta

Arsenal lonee Charlie Patino is enjoying a successful loan spell at Swansea City, with one goal and four assists in 11 league games.

Mikel Arteta has suggested that Patino could still have a future at Arsenal, as the club prefers to promote from within.

Patino’s impressive performances at Swansea could earn him a chance to compete for a place in Arsenal’s first team next season.

Potentially posing a dilemma for Swansea in finding a replacement if he leaves.

It has certainly been a rather impressive start to life on loan at Swansea City for Charlie Patino.

The Arsenal midfielder is back in the Championship for the current campaign, Having spent last season on loan in the second-tier of English football as well.

When he was unable to prevent Blackpool suffering relegation to League One.

Even so, the 20-year-old is enjoying a brighter time of things in Wales,

Scoring once and providing four assists in 11 league games for the club, helping them to 13th in the current second-tier table.

It feels like a bit of a resurgence for the midfielder. Patino had previously been touted as a potential future star for Arsenal, before seemingly becoming something a forgotten figure at The Emirates.

What has Arteta said about Patino’s Arsenal future?

Despite scoring on his senior debut against Sunderland in the League Cup in December 2020,

He would then making just one more appearance – in the FA Cup

Prior to his first loan to Blackpool in the summer of 2022.

Now though, it seems that these moves elsewhere do not necessarily mean that the midfielder’s future at Arsenal is over,

Judging by the latest comments from Gunners boss, Mikel Arteta.

Despite the fact Patino has made just one senior appearance for the Gunners since the start of the 2021/22 season,

It seems he is still in the thinking of Arteta. Speaking about the midfielder amid his recent form for Swansea,

The Arsenal boss insisted there is still a route to the first-team for Patino.

The Spaniard explained that his side are monitoring the progress of their players to see

If any can add to their first-team squad.

That is apparently due to the fact that the Gunners would prefer to promote from within while strengthening their side.

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