Arsenal academy talent names surprising role model in the Gunners dressing room

Arsenal midfielder Charlie Patino
Arsenal midfielder Charlie Patino (Image credit: Getty)

Arsenal loanee Charlie Patino has opened up on the Emirates dressing room role models that have helped him push on as he continues to make an impact in senior football. 

The 20-year-old midfielder had his first taste of regular first-team football on loan at Blackpool last season and is now spending the current campaign at Swansea City, where he has quickly become a starter in the heart of the Championship side’s midfield. 

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For more than a decade Joe Mewis has worked in football journalism as a reporter and editor, with stints at Mirror Football and LeedsLive among others. He is the author of four football history books that include tomes on Leeds United and the England national team.