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Arsenal youngster Patino ready for next step with Blackpool loan

Arsenal youngster Charlie Patino says he is ready for the next step in his career after joining Blackpool on loan.

The highly rated 18-year-old will be hoping to experience his first taste of consistent senior football with the Championship club.

"It's a really great opportunity for me and I think I'm ready to take this on in the next step of my career," Patino told Blackpool's official website.

"Speaking to the manager, it was a really great feeling that he gave to me and I'm just really excited to get going.

"I spoke to Danny Ballard and Dujon Sterling before coming to the club and they were full of praise and said it's an amazing place to be where everybody is welcome

"They also mentioned the fans, the Tangerine Army, who are always on their feet at home and away games. I'm just buzzing to play in front of them and show them what I'm about."

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