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.
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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