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Arsenal beat Chelsea, Spurs to land Charlie Patino from Luton

Arsenal burned off major competition to sign Charlie Patino from Luton Town.

The 18-year-old came on as a second-half substitute for the Gunners in their Carabao Cup quarter-final clash with League One side Sunderland.

Patino had an evening to remember as he turned the ball home in stoppage time to score on his professional debut in a 5-1 win.

The Gunners beat Chelsea and Tottenham to the Luton Town youngster who was then 11-years-old.

Manchester City were also said to have made a late move to lure the youngster to the Etihad.

Fortunately for Arsenal, Patino chose the Gunners because of their proximity to his home at the time in St Albans.

Arsenal were forced to pay £10,000 in compensation to Luton who were then in League Two, reports the Guardian.


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