How Arteta will handle Patino's development

Charlie Patino became the 886th player to represent The Arsenal on Wednesday night - and his debut could hardly have gone any better.

Within 10 minutes of making his debut, the 18-year-old scored his first senior goal after converting Nicolas Pepe's cross.

So what's next for Patino and how will we handle his development?

"Charlie is with us more and more in training sessions, yesterday was his first competitive match which was a beautiful day for him and everybody involved in the club and we’ll go slowly from there," Mikel Arteta said.

"If we need him, we’ll use him if the numbers are quiet and we have to throw him in there when we believe he’s ready and he’s making the right steps and we’re really happy with where we are.

"I am delighted [so many players are coming through youth system] but that is down to all the work that has been in the academy and at the club over many years and this is the fruit of that work.

"Now it is about finding the right moments to give opportunities to these kids and finding the space in the squad to be able to do that."

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