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Arsenal boss Arteta hands Patino first team chance

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has called up 16 year-old Charlie Patino to first team training.

Patino, 16, joined Arsenal's academy from Luton in 2015, and received a call-up to England's Under-17 squad last November.

The young midfielder took to Instagram on Friday to announce that he had been working with Arsenal's senior squad at their training base in London Colney.

Patino posted an Instagram story with a picture of his training top and the caption: "What an experience training with the First Team."

Patino's call-up follows good news for another young Arsenal player, with Eddie Nketiah set to stay with the Gunners for the rest of the season rather than go out on loan.

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